Cllr Andrew Johnson presented a
report on the outcome of the recent Local Government Association
(LGA) Finance Peer Review. He placed on record his thanks to Mark
Taylor, Director of Finance and the Corporate Finance Team for the
work they had done in putting together the action plan in response
to the Peer Review recommendations and for the manner in which they
responded to the LGA Review Team which had led to the good review
Cllr Johnson also reported that
the Peer Review report made reference to it being timely for
the Council to take stock and reflect on its overall financial
strategy. He suggested
that the Confident, Capable Council Scrutiny Panel be asked to
consider this point and present their findings to
That the draft action plan arising from the recommendations within
the Local Government Association Finance Peer Review final report
That the outcome and issues raised in the Local Government
Association Finance Peer Review final report be noted.
That it be noted that a workshop had been planned with Grant
Thornton for 9 September to provide an external challenge to the
Council’s action plan.
That it be noted that the report would also be considered by the
Confident, Capable Council Scrutiny Panel on 14 September 2016.
That the Confident, Capable Council Scrutiny Panel be recommended
to review the Council’s overall
financial strategy and present their observations and
recommendations to Cabinet.