M I N U T E S

AGENDA

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE, SUBSTITUTIONS AND INTRODUCTIONS

2. PUBLIC FORUM

Time Limit for this item - 30 minutes

Any local resident or councillor, may present a petition or submit a statement on the work of the committee, provided that they have given notice in writing or by electronic mail not later than 12.00 noon on the working day before the meeting. In the case of a statement, a copy of the statement should be included.

The notice should be addressed to the Democratic Services Team, Room 220, Council House, Bristol, BS1 5TR, and marked for the attention of Karen Blong.

3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

- to receive any declarations of interest from members.

4. MINUTES OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETINGS HELD ON 12th NOVEMBER 2010

- to be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

5. WHIPPING

- to give notice of any matters included on this agenda on which political groups intend to exercise a party whip.

6. CHAIRS BUSINESS

- to receive brief announcements or information updates from the Chair as necessary.

7. ACTION SHEET

- to review the action sheet

8. WORK PROGRAMME

- to review the draft work programme

9. BRISTOL PARTNERSHIP RISK ASSESSMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY UPDATE

- to comment on the draft Bristol Partnership risk assessment and its work to deliver Value for Money

(Report of the Director of Bristol Partnership)

10. BUSINESS CONTINUITY ANNUAL REPORT

- to note the contents of the report

(Report of the Deputy Chief Executive)

11. GRANT THORNTON’S AUDIT PLAN 2010-11

- to note and comment as appropriate, on Grant Thornton's Audit Plan for 2010-11.

(Report of the Strategic Director – Corporate Services)

12. GRANT THORNTON - 2009-10 CERTIFICATION WORK REPORT

- to note and comment as appropriate, on the report issued by Grant Thornton

(Report of the Strategic Director – Corporate Services)

13. INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS (IFRS) TRANSITIONAL BALANCE SHEET 1 APRIL 2009

- to note the transitional balance sheet at 1 April 2009 and the current position with the project;

- to confirm acceptance of the draft accounting policies under IFRS.

(Report of the Service Director, Finance)

Bristol City Council is committed to openness and will not withhold information unless there are good reasons for doing so. Item 19 is not available to the press and the public because it contains information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime and is not for publication by virtue of Part 1 of Schedule 12(a) to the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

14. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

Recommended - that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, the public be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of the following item, on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

15. FRAUD UPDATE

(Exempt paragraph 7 - information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime)

- to note the content of this report as a source of assurance regarding the counter-fraud arrangements in place in Bristol City Council.

(Report of the Strategic Director - Corporate Services)

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NON-EXEMPT

INFORMATION REPORTS

16. INFORMATION SECURITY: ONLINE TRAINING UPDATE

- that the Audit Committee notes the information in the report

(Report of the Strategic Director – Corporate Services)

17. CORPORATE RISK REGISTER

- to note the information in the report

(Report of the Chief Internal Auditor)

18. CITY DEVELOPMENT RISK REGISTER

- to note the amendments to the register

(Report of the Manager - Finance)

19. CYPS DIRECTORATE RISK REGISTER

- to note the amendments to the register

(Report of the Senior Performance and Planning Officer)

20. NEIGHBOURHOODS (LANDLORD SERVICES) HRA RISK REGISTER

- to note the information in the report

(Report of the Chief Internal Auditor)

21. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

- The next meeting will be a Joint meeting with the Standards Committee and is scheduled to be held at 10.00 am on Friday, 1st April 2011.