To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services.
The report advises Members on how the Corporate Risk Register reflects the full extent and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Audit committee is asked to comment on the current corporate risks identified on the register.
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A representative of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which advised Members on how the Corporate Risk Register affected the full extent and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following comments were made/issues raised:
· A comment was raised in relation to social care restructuring and the need to look carefully at the integrated risks associated with this.
· Members asked about the financial implications on the Authority as a result of the pandemic. In response, Members were advised that the financial impact was unprecedented and significant. The Authority was completing monthly returns on the financial situation to the government and there had been some cash flow support from the government.
· It may be necessary to look at the Council’s reserves policy again.
· The main issue was how the impact of the pandemic was mitigated from 2020/21 onwards and it was felt that there was a need for the government to provide more certainty.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.