Agenda item

Updated Governance Arrangements for Anti-Fraud and Corruption


The Director of Legal and Governance (and Monitoring Officer), presented Members with a revised and updated framework of policies and procedures (which collectively made up the Council’s governance arrangements) for approval. The various policies and procedures set out the Council’s approach to preventing, detecting and investigating fraud and corruption.  


Committee also acknowledged the operation of the Whistleblowing Policy during 2019, which had given rise to 4 complaints that were all now closed.  Improvement actions against the 2018/19 Annual Governance Statement were also considered as part of the update with Members discussing significant actions of interest.



a)    the following revised policies and procedures be approved:-


·         Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy

·         Anti-Bribery Policy

·         Anti-Money Laundering Policy Statement and Procedures

·         Fraud Response Plan

·         Prosecution Policy

·         Whistleblowing Policy

·         Local Code of Corporate Governance;


b)    details regarding the operation of the Whistleblowing Policy during 2019, be received and noted;


c)    progress made in relation to the actions outlined in the 2018-2019 Annual Governance Statement be noted;


d)    the proposed process for the preparation of the 2019-2020 Annual Governance Statement, as outlined be noted.

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