Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee
Wednesday 20 November 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

Contact: Sharon Hickson, Democratic and Elections  Email:, 01295 221554

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitute Members


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.


Petitions and Requests to Address the Meeting

The Chairman to report on any requests to submit petitions or to address the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25 September 2019.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.


Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.



Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - September 2019 pdf icon PDF 711 KB

Report of Assistant Director: Performance and Transformation and Assistant Director: Finance and Governance


Purpose of report


This report summarises the Council’s Performance, Risk and Finance monitoring position as at the end of each month.




The meeting is recommended:


1.1       To note the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report.


1.2       To review the Leadership Risk Register and identify any issues for further consideration.

Additional documents:


Accounts Closure 2018/19

**This report will follow as it is being reviewed and finalised**


Corporate Fraud Quarter 1

** This report will follow as it is being reviewed and finalised**


Treasury Management Q2 (September 2019) pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Finance (Interim)


Purpose of report


To receive information on treasury management performance and compliance with treasury management policy for 2019/20 as required by the Treasury Management Code of Practice.




The meeting is recommended:


1.            To note the contents of the Q2 (September 2019) Treasury Management Report.



Draft Capital, Investment and Treasury Management Strategies 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Finance (Interim)


Purpose of report


To receive draft capital, investment and treasury management strategy reports for 2020-21.  These reports will be updated and refined prior to final versions being presented for approval to AARC on 22 January 2020.




The meeting is recommended:


1.         To note progress on draft reports for 2020-21 and to comment, advise or request further information.

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To consider and review the Work Programme.


Exclusion of Press and Public

The following report(s) contain exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.


3– Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Members are reminded that whilst the following item(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.


Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to resolve as follows:


“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraph 3 would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”




Treasury Management- Q2 (September 2019) -Appendix 1 EXEMPT