[To review and comment upon the contents of the Council’s Annual Governance Statement for 2019-2020 – Appendix to Follow].
David Pattison, Director of Governance, presented the report on the Annual Governance Statement for the year 2019-2020. The Council are required under Regulation 6 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015,
to produce an Annual Governance Statement to be included in the annual statement of accounts, signed by the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive.
The Committee were advised that there had been good governance in place during the year, and that the statement incorporates the impact of Covid-19. The Council had ensured that a clear audit trail had been conducted throughout the response to Covid-19. A number of questions were asked about the Civic Halls and these were addressed, and further information was offered if sought by the Committee members.
That the comments on the contents of the Council’s Annual Governance Statement for 2019-2020 be noted.