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Items
No. Item

19.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members of the Panel.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

20.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Minutes of the meeting of the Overview (Audit) Panel held on 12 September 2016 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Overview (Audit) Panel held on 12 September 2016 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

21.

Grant Thornton 2015/16 Annual Audit Letter pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Executive Director (Finance).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Executive Director (Finance) submitted a report, which detailed the annual audit letter for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Greater Manchester Pension Fund from Grant Thornton for the external audit of 2015/16.  A copy of the letter was appended to the report.

 

Representatives from Grant Thornton attended the meeting to present the letter.  The annual audit letter summarised the key findings arising from the work carried out for the year ending 31 March 2016.  An unqualified opinion on the Council’s financial statements had been delivered on 12 September 2016; the audit did not identify any adjustments affecting the Council’s expenditure or level of useable reserves.  The report highlighted that the Council had put in place proper arrangements to ensure, economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources during the year.

 

It was reported that the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting required authorities to account for Highways Network Asset at depreciated replacement cost from 1 April 2016.  Two briefings had been shared and further briefings would be issued during the coming year to update on key developments and emerging issues.

 

Members requested that their thanks be conveyed to all involved in another successful audit.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Annual Audit Letter for 2015/16 be noted.

22.

Scrutiny Report - HOMELESSNESS AND THE DEMAND FOR TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To consider a report of the People Scrutiny Panel and the Executive Member (Healthy and Working).

Minutes:

A report was submitted by the Chair of the People Scrutiny Panel, which commented on the Executive response made by Councillor Gerald Cooney Executive Member (Healthy and Working) in October 2016 to the Scrutiny Review of ‘Homelessness and the Demand for Temporary Accommodation’ and the recommendations made to support future services, which was concluded in April 2016.

 

RESOLVED:

That the recommendations detailed in section 8 of Appendix 2 to the report be noted.

23.

Urgent Items

To consider any additional items the Chair is of the opinion shall be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.