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May 2021

Finance, Risk, Audit and Standards Committee

  • Decide budgeting and financial matters, in accordance with the Authority's Financial Regulations
  • Monitoring the performance against budgets and set financial targets and budgets for future years
  • Monitor the Authority's performance against targets
  • Consider, adopt and monitor corporate personnel policies and practices
  • Steer the organisation towards the highest ethical standards and the fullest possible compliance with Nolan Principles and the organisation's Values and Codes of Conduct

Meeting: Finance, Risk, Audit and Standards Committee

Venue: The Old Vicarage, Bondgate,  Helmsley

Date: Monday 24 May 2021, at 10.00am


Finance, Risk, Audit and Standards Committee full agenda (pdf 7MB}

1. Apologies for absence

2. Public minutes of the meeting held on 1 February 2021 (Page 4)

3. Members are reminded that it is their responsibility to declare the nature of any personal, prejudicial and/or disclosable interests relating to any agenda item immediately prior to its consideration and are encouraged to complete a written declaration using the form provided.

4. Emergency evacuation procedure – The chair to inform members of the public of the emergency evacuation procedure.

5. Exclusion of the public from the meeting during consideration of each of the items of business shown in Column 1 of the following table on the grounds that each involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 specified in Column 2:-

Item Number on the Agenda Paragraph Number
17 1 and 2
18 1 and 2

6. Health and safety (Page 11)

7. National Park Authority’s carbon footprint and decarbonisation (Page 14)

8. Corporate risk register (Page 19)

9. Final Financial outturn 2020/21 (Page 36)

10. External funding (Page 51)

11. Internal audit review of findings 20/21 and audit plan 21/22 (Page 58)

12. Grant Thornton update (Page 75)

13. The financial management code (Page 96)

14. Update from the Monitoring Officer on the standards process (Page 106)

15. Annual governance statement (page 109)

16. Annual Treasury Management and Prudential Indicators Outturn Report 2020/21 (Page 118)

Private Business - Minutes/Reports Circulated To Members Only

17. Private minutes of the meeting held on 1 February 2021

18. Complaints and compliments update

19. Such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

Tom Hind
Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

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  • Recording and reporting that disrupts the meeting is not allowed. Persons expressly refusing consent, children and vulnerable adults cannot be filmed or photographed.
  • The existing rules relating to confidential and exempt information, defamation, Data Protection and Public Order apply.
  • The Authority accepts no liability whatsoever for the recording and reporting carried out by other parties.
  • Members are reminded to turn all electronic equipment to silent mode, including mobile phones, laptop computers and tablets. Please note that only information that is available to Members during the Committee meeting should be accessed from a computer in the interests of sound decision making.
  • Vanessa Burgess should be notified of any apologies.
  • Please ensure when parking in the car park that you have not caused an obstruction which could prevent emergency vehicles accessing the building.
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