Agenda

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee
Thursday 29 July 2021 7:30 pm

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Items
No. Item

Question Time

 

A period of up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting during which any resident of the Borough or representative of organisations operating within the Borough (other than Members of the Council) may ask questions on matters relevant to the Committee.

 

Questions must be submitted in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am on the working day prior to the meeting

 

Any questions directed to the external auditors – Grant Thornton - on which it is not possible to give an immediate response will be noted and responded to in writing.

1.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 4 May 2021

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Committee are invited to declare any pecuniary interests and any nonpecuniary (personal interests) relevant to items on the agenda.

3.

Update on Cyber Security Risks pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The cyber security risk is held on the Corporate Risk Register, C&C Risk 57. This paper sets out how the cyber security risks are managed.

 

The paper provides an overview of the mitigations in place in respect to governance,  technology, policy and procedures and staff.

4.

Mandatory Training pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To Follow

5.

Corporate Risk Register and Risk Monitoring pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To provide the Committee with an update on high priority risks identified by directorate management teams, mitigating action being taken and to provide assurance that corporate risks are being monitored and, where necessary, action taken.

6.

Update on Member Code of Conduct complaints pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To report to the Committee a summary of complaints under the Members’ Code of Conduct during 2019 and 2020

7.

Code of Conduct Investigation report pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To report to the Committee the outcome of a Code of Conduct investigation

8.

Annual Internal Audit and Fraud Report pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To consider the Internal Audit Report (the review of performance for the past year) summarising some highlights from the Service’s work in 2020/21.? 

9.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:

 

To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph x of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

10.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair