Agenda item

Draft Annual Governance Statement 2020/21


The Committee considered a report of the Corporate Director of Resources (Interim) which sought approval of the draft Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for 2020/21 (for copy see file of Minutes).


The Principal Risk and Governance Officer reported on the draft Annual Governance Statement to accompany the draft set of accounts, and noted that a final Annual Governance Statement would follow with the final set of accounts, adding that there would only be changes should any material issues be identified in the intervening period until the final accounts were approved.  He highlighted that the governance systems were adapted during the year because of the impacts of Covid-19, including new ways of working and changes to ‘business as usual’ activities. This was set out in the statement.


A progress update on the significant governance improvements identified in the AGS last year were noted in the statements together with details of the governance improvements outlined for the coming year.



That the draft Annual Governance Statement to be approved.


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