Joint Report of the Interim Corporate Director: Resources / Treasurer to the Joint Committee and the Interim Corporate Director: Neighbourhood Services.
The Joint Committee considered a Joint Report of the Interim Corporate Director: Neighbourhood Services and Interim Corporate Director: Resources and Treasurer to the Joint Committee which provided details of the Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for the year April 2015 to March 2016.
The Principal Accountant, Ed Thompson reminded Members that the AGS was prepared in line with CIPFA and SOLACE guidance and formed part of the Annual Return for the Joint Committee. Councillors were reminded that the AGS set out the governance framework for the Joint Committee and was informed by the views of Internal Audit, which had been set out in the report to the Joint Committee in April, noting “substantial assurance”. There were no significant governance issues or matters worthy of disclosing in the AGS.
That the Annual Governance Statement be approved for consideration as part of the Joint Committee’s Annual Return for the financial year ended 31 March 2016 and that the Chairman be authorised to sign the Statement.