Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee
Wednesday 22 January 2020 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 67 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 November 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.



Internal Audit - Progress Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Finance (Interim)


Purpose of report


To receive CWAS’s progress report summarising their internal audit work to date.




The meeting is recommended:      


1.1     To note the contents of the 2019/20 progress report from CWAS.


Additional documents:


Draft Capital, Investment and Treasury Management Strategies 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Finance (Interim)


Purpose of report


To submit the draft capital, investment and treasury management strategy reports for 2020-21. These reports were presented as draft to AARC on 20 November 2019 and have subsequently been updated.




The meeting is recommended:


1.1     To recommend the draft strategies for 2020-21 to Council for adoption.

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To consider and review the Work Programme.


Exclusion of Press and Public

The following reports contain exempt information as defined in the following paragraphs 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).


7 – Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.


Members are reminded that whilst the following items 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 items 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, Paragraphs 3 and 7 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.”




Progress of Counter Fraud Service

Exempt report of the Senior Investigation Officer – Corporate Fraud Team



Closure of Account 2018/19 Update

Exempt Verbal Update by Executive Director Finance (Interim) and Assistant Director (Interim) Finance.