Agenda item - Draft Annual Governance Statement 2011/12

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Agenda item

Draft Annual Governance Statement 2011/12

Report of the Director of Finance (copy attached)


23.1         The Committee considered a report of the Director of Finance in relation to the Annual Governance Statement 2011/12. The purpose of the report was to present to the Council’s Annual Governance Statement 2011/12 for consideration and approval.


23.2         Councillor Ann Norman raised an issue on the transfer of public health functions to local authorities and the potential impact on Section 75 partnership arrangements. In response it was explained that work would be undertaken in the current financial year on areas such as financial risk sharing; however, from 2013/14 onwards the arrangements would need to considered in the context a commissioning model, and currently the Council was awaiting further guidance to be published.


23.3         RESOLVED – That the Committee:


a)     Consider the Annual Governance Statement, comment accordingly and approve for publication.


b)     Note in particular the actions to further improve governance arrangements.  The Audit & Standards Committee will be updated during 2011/12 on the progress made.

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