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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Authority Chamber, Merseytravel Offices, No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP

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Items
No. Item

24.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

 

 

25.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that the minutes of the last meeting held on 6 December 2016 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

26.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Quarterly Update Report pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider a report of the Head of Internal Audit concerning an overview of Combined Authority internal audit work completed during the third quarter of 2016/17 (October to December 2016)

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Head of Internal Audit regarding an overview of Combined Authority internal audit work completed during the third quarter of 2016/17; October to December.

 

In response to a query from Councillor Carr, the Head of Internal Audit advised that the recommendations made in relation to the Sustainable Transport Enhancements Package (STEP) were not substantial and were merely advisory recommendations made in relation to the process. No inaccuracies or errors were found.

 

Councillor Carr further enquired as to the progress of the Asset Register and was informed that it was complete and an update would be provided to the next meeting of the Committee.

 

Resolved that:-

 

(a)          the overview of work undertaken on behalf of the Combined Authority during the third quarter of 2016/17 be noted; and

 

(b)          further updates in respect of internal audit work undertaken in accordance with the proposed plan of work be requested during the year.

 

 

27.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Internal Audit Arrangements and Internal Audit Plan of Work 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To consider a report of the Treasurer concerning the proposed Combined Authority Internal Audit arrangements and the proposed Internal Audit Plan of Work for 2017/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Treasurer regarding the proposed internal audit arrangements for the Combined Authority for 2017/18 and the proposed Internal Audit Plan of Work for 2017/18.

 

Resolved that:-

 

(a)          the proposed Internal Audit arrangements for the Combined Authority for 2017/18 be noted;

 

(b)          the proposed Internal Audit Plan of Work for the Combined Authority or 2017/18 be approved; and

 

(c)          further updates in respect of delivery of the Plan of Work be requested for future meetings of the Committee.

 

 

28.

External Audit Plan 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To consider a report of the Treasurer concerning the External Audit Plan of work for 2016/17, proposed by the appointed External Auditors KPMG

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Treasurer regarding the External Audit plan of work 2016/17, proposed by the appointed External Auditors, KPMG.

 

Resolved that:-

 

(a)          the External Audit Plan of work 2016/17, proposed by the appointed External Auditors, KPMG be approved; and

 

(b)          further updates be provided to the Committee as appropriate.

 

 

29.

Annual Report of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Audit Committee 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider a report of the Head of Internal Audit concerning the Annual Report of the Liverpool City Region Audit Committee for 2016/17

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Head of Internal Audit regarding the Annual Report of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Audit Committee for 2016/17.

 

Resolved that:-

 

(a)          the Annual Report of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Audit Committee for 2016/17 be noted; and

 

(b)          the report be presented to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority in accordance with best practice.

 

 

 

 

30.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Risk Management Strategy 2017/18 & Risk Register pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider a report of the Treasurer concerning the revised Risk Management Strategy for 2017/18 and updated Risk Register

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Treasurer regarding the revised Risk Management Strategy for 2017/18 and the updated Risk Register.

 

The Treasurer highlighted risk CA2, which was indicated as red in the Register; “There is insufficient capacity and/or skill within the LCRCA to embrace additional powers and budgets devolved from Government”, and explained that this related to the capacity to manage and undertake the significant amount of Combined Authority work. Over the past few weeks a lot of had been done on this including the appointment of an Interim Chief Investment Officer and it continued to be an evolving situation; for example the budget for running costs had now been established and in view of this he suggested that this could now be altered to a possible risk rather than probable.

 

Resolved that:-

 

(a)          the revised Risk Management Strategy for 2017/18 be noted;

 

(b)          the risk rating for CA2 be altered to a score of 12 in the Risk Register, making it a possible risk;

 

(c)          the updated Risk Register be noted;

 

(d)          the Risk Management Strategy for 2017/18 be presented to the Combined Authority for approval; and

 

(e)          further updates in respect of the Risk Register and the management of risk be requested as appropriate.

 

 

31.

Combined Authority 2016/17 Budget Monitoring Statement Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider a report of the Treasurer concerning an update on the budgetary position for the period 1 April to 31 December 2016

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Treasurer regarding the Budget Monitoring Statement for the third quarter of 2016/17; October to December.

 

Councillor Moorhead referred to the potential issues caused by the slippage of large infrastructure projects; in particular Halton Curve. The project was priced based on current costs but the delay in delivery would cause costs to increase. The Treasurer advised that the issues in relation to Halton Curve had been raised at the most senior level within Network Rail and he would be happy to provide an update on this and other projects to the Committee.

 

Resolved that the contents of the Combined Authority Budget Monitoring Statement be noted.