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Agenda item

Strategic Risk Focus Item

Report of the Executive Lead Officer, Strategy, Governance & Law

Decision:

1)             That the Audit & Standards Committee note the SRR detailed within Table 1 of this report.

 

2)             That the Committee note Appendix 1 the CAMMS Risk report with details of the Strategic Risks and actions taken (‘Existing Controls’) and those planned.

 

3)             That the Committee note that there are opportunities for Members, or any staff, to raise issues on Strategic Risks at various points and levels. The process is set out in the amended Appendix 2 which also provides a guide on the risk management process and how Members might want to ask questions of Risk Owners, or officers connected to the strategic risks. 

 

4)             That the Committee make recommendations for further action(s) to the relevant council body.

Minutes:

21.1      The Committee considered a report of the Executive Lead Officer, Strategy, Governance & Law that provided detail on the actions taken and future actions to manage each strategic risk.

 

21.2      Councillor Littman stated that a risk impact score of 4 for SR36 did not seem proportionate given it dealt with a climate catastrophe. The Risk Manager confirmed this could be raised with ELT who set and reviewed the Risk Register.

 

SR35 Unable to manage serious risks and opportunities resulting from the impact of Brexit on the local and regional society and economy

 

21.3      In response to question from Councillor Hugh Jones, it was clarified that whilst no concrete data was available on EU citizens planning to stay in the city, over 20,000 applications had been made for Settled Status. The issue had been linked up with the Covid Recovery Plan to assist filling any gaps that may appear in the city workforce. Veolia had previously given assurances that they had continuity plans in place and that position was not expected to change. In response to questions from Councillor Bagaeen, it was explained a survey of businesses was being discussed for awareness and on how issues such as a salary cap would impact upon them.

 

SR36 Not taking all actions required to address climate and ecological change, and making our city carbon neutral by 2030;

SR23 Unable to develop an effective Regeneration and Investment Strategy for the Seafront and ensure effective maintenance of seafront infrastructure

 

21.4      In response to questions raised, the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture explained that SR36 related specifically to what was within the council’s power to effect relating to climate change and by demonstrating leadership, that could affect the wider, global climate change challenge.

 

SR21 Unable to manage housing pressures and deliver new housing supply

 

21.5      In response to questions raised, the Interim Executive Director, Housing Neighbourhoods and Communities explained that it was likely to risk rating would continue at varying degrees for the foreseeable future and the challenge relating to reducing the risk was making long-term change in terms of homeless prevention and the like.

 

21.6      RESOLVED-

 

1)             That the Audit & Standards Committee note the SRR detailed within Table 1 of this report.

 

2)             That the Committee note Appendix 1 the CAMMS Risk report with details of the Strategic Risks and actions taken (‘Existing Controls’) and those planned.

 

3)             That the Committee note that there are opportunities for Members, or any staff, to raise issues on Strategic Risks at various points and levels. The process is set out in the amended Appendix 2 which also provides a guide on the risk management process and how Members might want to ask questions of Risk Owners, or officers connected to the strategic risks.  

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