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Annual Governance Statement 2015-16, Action Plan Update

Meeting: 21/11/2016 - Audit, Governance and Standards Committee (Item 43)

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The Committee considered the report of the Head of Policy and Communications updating progress against the Annual Governance Statement Action Plan 2016/17.  It was noted that the Action Plan was produced and published with the Annual Governance Statement for 2015/16.  It focused on areas identified in the Annual Governance Statement as requiring additional action and assurance including training and communication on information management; residents’ involvement in decision making; risk management; and audit reviews with weak assurance ratings.  Action had been taken in all areas as set out in Appendix A to the report.


It was suggested that the section of the Action Plan relating to residents’ involvement in decision making might need to be updated after the establishment of the new Member sounding board for communications.


In response to questions, the Head of Policy and Communications explained that the next Annual Governance Statement reviewing the effectiveness of the governance arrangements in place for 2016/17 would be submitted to the Committee in June/July 2017.  It would include an action plan for 2017/18 arising from the review.


RESOLVED:  That the Annual Governance Statement Action Plan 2016/17 update be noted.


Note:  Councillor Revell entered the meeting during consideration of this item (6.40 p.m.).