Agenda and decisions

Venue: Held virtually via MS Teams

Contact: Lucy Tyrrell, Tel 07741 607824; E-mail:  lucy.tyrrell@oxfordshire.gov.uk 

Link: video link to meeting

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

2.

Declaration of Interests - see guidance note

3.

Petitions and Public Address

This Committee meeting will be held virtually in order to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing.  Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9.00 a.m. on the day preceding the published date of the meeting.  However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9.00 a.m. four working days before the meeting i.e. 9.00 a.m. on 7 January 2021.  Requests to speak should be sent to lucy.tyrrell@oxfordshire.gov.uk together with a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails then your views can still be taken into account.  A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9.00 a.m. 2 working days before the meeting.

 

Where a meeting is held virtually and the addressee is unable to participate virtually their written submission will be accepted.

 

Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 401 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2020 and to receive information arising from them.

Additional documents:

5.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 529 KB

2.10 p.m.

 

The report contains the annual Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy for 2021/22 in compliance with the CIPFA Code of Practice. The report sets out the borrowing and investment strategies for 2021/22 and relevant background information.

 

The Audit & Governance Committee is RECOMMENDED to endorse the Treasury Management Strategy for 2021/22 as outlined in the report.

 

 

 

6.

Financial Management Code pdf icon PDF 227 KB

2.25 p.m.

 

Report by the Director of Finance.

 

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) launched the Financial Management Code of Practice (FM Code) in November 2019.  The FM Code was developed on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in the context of increasing concerns about the financial resilience and sustainability of local authorities. 

 

The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the Summary Compliance Assessment for 2020/21 (Annex 1).

 

Additional documents:

7.

Internal Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 419 KB

2.40 p.m.

 

Report by the Director of Finance.

 

This report presents the Internal Audit progress report for 2020/21.

 

The committee is RECOMMENDED to note the progress with the 20/21 Internal Audit Plan and the outcome of the completed audits.

 

 

8.

Cyber Security/Cyber Scams pdf icon PDF 195 KB

2.55 p.m.

 

Report by Director of IT, Digital and Transformation

 

This report summarises key points regarding Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Cyber Security posture.

 

The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the report.

 

9.

Provision Cycle update

3.10 p.m.

 

Jeremy Richards, Interim Head of Procurement will give a verbal update on the Provision Cycle to the Committee.

10.

Highways Contract Update pdf icon PDF 151 KB

3.25 p.m.

 

A report to provide a quick update on Governance arrangements and the new payment management system

 

11.

Audit Working Group Report pdf icon PDF 222 KB

3.40 p.m.

 

Report by the Director of Finance.

 

This report presents the matters considered by the Audit Working Group meeting of 16 December 2020.

 

The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the report.

 

12.

Members Advisory Panel pdf icon PDF 271 KB

3.50 p.m.

 

Report by the Director of Law & Governance and Monitoring Officer

 

The report sets out the decision taken by the Interim Monitoring Officer with regard to a Member’s Code of Conduct Complaint on the advice of the Members’ Advisory Panel.

 

The Committee is asked to note the decision of the Interim Monitoring Officer with regard to a Members’ Code of Conduct Complaint concerning Cllr Liam Walker.

 

Additional documents:

13.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 203 KB

3.55 p.m.

 

To review the Committee’s work programme.