The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director, Enterprise, Community and Resources, which sought approval of the revised 2018/19 Annual Governance Statement.
The Board was reminded that at its meeting on 24 July 2019, the 2018/19 Annual Governance Statement had been presented, alongside an update report on the external audit of the Council’s 2018/19 Statement of Accounts. That report explained that, due to a technical accounting issue, the External Auditor was unable to publish an audit certificate or opinion by the deadline of 31 July 2019. It was noted that the delay in completing the audit of the 2018/19 Statement of Accounts, necessitated that the 2018/19 Annual Governance Statement be updated to reflect developments since the Board originally approved the document.
The revised 2018/19 Annual Governance Statement was attached as an Appendix to the report. It was noted that the Action Plan relating to governance issues for 2019/20 had been updated to reflect developments since 24 July 2019. The remainder of the document remained unchanged from the version previously approved.
RESOLVED: That the revised 2018/19 Annual Governance Statement be recommended for adoption by the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive.