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Council
18 Nov 2021 - 09:30 to 11:30
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Agenda

Agenda
Councillors
Standard Items
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
Councillor Begg declared a non-financial interest in respect of agenda items 1, 2,3 and 4 as he was a Member of the Board of Renfrewshire Leisure Limited. He intimated that he would remain in the meeting and take part in any discussion or voting thereon. 

Councillor Don declared a non-financial interest in respect of agenda items 1 and 2 as she was a Member of the Scottish Parliament. She intimated that she would remain in the meeting and take part in any discussion or voting thereon.

Councillor Hughes declared a non-financial interest in respect of agenda items 1, 2, 3 and 4 as she was Chair of the Board of Renfrewshire Leisure Limited. She intimated that she would remain in the meeting and take part in any discussion or voting thereon. 

Councillor McCartin declared a non-financial interest in respect of agenda items 1, 2,3 and 4 of the agenda as she was Depute Chair of the Board of Renfrewshire Leisure. She intimated that she would remain in the meeting and take part in any discussion or voting thereon. 
Apologies
Apologies from members.
Webcasting of Meeting

This meeting will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site – at the start of the meeting the Provost will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed.  To find the webcast please navigate to the link below

https://renfrewshire.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

 

The Provost intimated that this meeting of the Council would be webcast live on the Council's website.
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Section 1
Report by Director of Finance & Resources
1
Under reference to item 1 of the Minute of the meeting of the Audit, Risk & Scrutiny Board held on 15 November 2021, there was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the annual audit of the Council’s financial statements which had been undertaken by the Council’s appointed external auditors, Audit Scotland.

The report intimated that each year the Council's appointed external auditors carried out an audit of the Council's financial statements and provided an opinion as to whether those statements provided a fair and true view of the financial position of the Council and its income and expenditure for the year and also whether the accounts had been prepared in accordance with the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The report also highlighted that in accordance with International Auditing Standards, Audit Scotland was obliged to provide a report which highlighted matters that had arisen during the course of the audit. In this connection, a copy of the 2020/21 Annual Audit Report prepared by Audit Scotland and outlining their findings from the audit was appended to the report, together with a copy of the draft letter of representation provided by the Council’s Chief Financial Officer outlining assurances provided in respect of the accounts. It was noted that in terms of the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014, as amended by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, the Council required to consider and approve the annual accounts for signature no later than 30 November 2021.

DECIDED: That the Annual Audit Report 2020/21 prepared by Audit Scotland be noted and that the letter of representation provided by the Council’s Chief Financial Officer to Audit Scotland in respect of the accounts be approved.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources
2
Under reference to item 2 of the Minute of the meeting of the Audit, Risk & Scrutiny Board held on 15 November 2021, there was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the audit of the Council’s 2020/21 annual accounts, which had been undertaken by the Council’s appointed external auditors, Audit Scotland.

The report highlighted that the 2020/21 unaudited Renfrewshire Council Annual Accounts had been approved at the meeting of the Council held on 24 June 2021. Subsequently, the audit process had been substantially completed and an audit opinion, free from qualification, had been provided by Audit Scotland. It was noted that in terms of the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014, as amended by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, the Council required to consider and approve the annual accounts for signature no later than 30 November 2021.  A copy of the Renfrewshire Council audited annual accounts 2020/21 were appended to the report for consideration and, if appropriate, signature. It was highlighted that there had been four significant changes to the accounts over the course of the audit but that these had no material impact on the revenue outturn position previously reported or on the level of unallocated reserves. Further detail in this connection was provided within the Annual Audit Report.  In addition, reclassification and presentational changes had been agreed 

DECIDED: That the audited Renfrewshire Council annual accounts 2020/21, as appended to the report, be approved for signature, in accordance with the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources
3
Under reference to item 3 of the Minute of the meeting of the Audit, Risk & Scrutiny Board held on 15 November 2021, there was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the annual audit of the financial statements of the Common Good Funds and Coats Observatory Trust which had been undertaken by the Council’s appointed external auditors, Audit Scotland.

The report intimated that each year the Council's appointed external auditors carried out an audit of the financial statements of the charities controlled by Renfrewshire Council and provided an opinion as to whether those statements provided a fair and true view of the financial position of the charities and their income and expenditure for the year and whether they had been prepared in accordance with the relevant regulations. The report also stated that in accordance with International Auditing Standards, Audit Scotland was obliged to provide a report which highlighted matters that had arisen during the course of the audit. In this connection, copies of the Annual Audit Reports, prepared by Audit Scotland, in respect of the Common Good Funds and Coats Observatory Trust were appended to the report which outlined the findings from the audit.  It was noted that in terms of the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014, as amended by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, the Council required to consider and approve the annual accounts for signature no later than 30 November 2021. 

DECIDED: That the Annual Audit Reports by Audit Scotland attached to the report be noted; and that the letters of representation provided by the Council’s Chief Financial Officer to Audit Scotland in respect of the accounts be approved.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources
4
Under reference to item 4 of the Minute of the meeting of the Audit, Risk & Scrutiny Board held on 15 November 2021, there was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the audit of the 2020/21 financial statements of charities controlled by Renfrewshire Council which had been undertaken by the Council’s appointed external auditors, Audit Scotland. 

The report highlighted that the 2020/21 unaudited financial statements of charities controlled by Renfrewshire Council had been approved at the meeting of the Council held on 24 June 2021. The report intimated that each year the Council's appointed external auditors carried out an audit of the financial statements of the charities controlled by Renfrewshire Council and provided an opinion as to whether those statements provided a fair and true view of the financial position of the charities and their income and expenditure for the year and whether they had been prepared in accordance with the relevant regulations.  The report advised that there were no significant changes to the annual accounts required over the course of the audit process and that minor presentational changes had been agreed. A copy of the audited Trustees’ Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020/21 for the Common Good Funds and Coats Observatory Trust were appended to the report for consideration and, if appropriate, signature.

DECIDED: That the Audited Financial Statements 2020/21 for charities controlled by Renfrewshire Council, attached to the report, be approved. 
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Supplementary Agenda

Agenda
Notification
Membership Section
Standard Items
Amended Report
I refer to the agenda for the special meeting of the Council to be held on Thursday 18 November 2021 at 9.30 am and enclose the undernoted amended report relative to item 2 on the agenda previously issued.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

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