3rd December 2015


1.   Apologies for absence

2.   Declarations of Interests

3.   Minutes and Actions from the Meeting on the 16th September 2015

Reports for Consideration

4.   WAO Annual Audit Letter 2014/15

5.   WAO Verbal Fees update

6.   Internal Audit Update Report

      Detailed Reports Requiring Discussion (Limited Assurance):

      Circulated Detailed Reports:

      Risk Management Mitigating Controls Arrangements (Reasonable Assurance)

  • Contracts Management Arrangements (Reasonable Assurance)
  • Treasury Management Arrangements (Substantial Assurance)
  • Budgetary Control Arrangements (Reasonable Assurance)
  • Training and Development (Reasonable Assurance)

7.    Outstanding Audit Inspection Recommendations  Appendix 1
       Assistant Chief Officer Resources

8.    Key Performance Indicators  App 1  2  3  4  5
       Assistant Chief Officer Resources

9.    Treasury Management Strategy 6 Month Update Report 2015/16   App 1  2     
       Chief Finance Officer

10.   Treasury Management Strategy 2016/17  Appendix A  B
        Chief Finance Officer

11.   Initial Budget Briefing Appendix 1a 1b 2 3 4a 4b 4c 5a 5b 6a 6b 6c 7 8 

  • Medium Term Financial Plan
  • Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement 
  • Funding Formula
    Chief Finance Officer / Assistant Chief Officer Resources

12.   Reserves Strategy    Appendix 1 2 3 4 5
        Chief Finance Officer

13.   Verbal Commissioning Update
        Chief Finance Officer

14.   The information contained in the report(s) below has been subjected to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Data Protection Act 1998 and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent's public interest test and is deemed to be exempt from publication under section 4 and 7.

15.   To monitor the Joint Strategic Risk Register
        Assistant Chief Officer Resources

16.   To monitor the OPCC Risk Register
        Chief Executive

17.   Verbal Collaboration Update
        Assistant Chief Officer Resources

18.   Any Relevant Reports from Other Organisations that Should be Brought to the
        Attention of the Joint Audit Committee

  • HMIC PEEL Efficiency Inspection Gwent Report
    Chief Finance Officer
  • 'Telling the Story' Consultation (financial statements) - Verbal Update
    Chief Finance Officer

19.   Any Other Business

  • Update from CIPFA Training on 9th October in North Wales 

    • 2016 Host training in Gwent

  • Verbal Update on JAC Recruitment Process
    Chief Finance Officer / Assistant Chief Officer Resources

20.   To identify any risks arising from this meeting


Minutes of the Joint Audit Committee, 3rd December 2015