To receive and consider a report from the Director of Law and Governance outlining details of a call-in received on the Shareholder Board Decision taken on Companies Audited Accounts (Report No.178)
The decision that has been called in was a Shareholder Board Decision taken on 29 January 2019 and included on the Publication of Decision List No: 47/18-19(List Ref: 1/47/18-19) issued on 31 January 2019.
It is proposed that consideration of the call-in be structured as follows:
· Brief outline of the reasons for the call-in by representative (s) of the members who have called in the decision
· Response to the reasons provided for the Call-in by a Cabinet Member responsible for taking the decision
· Debate by Overview and Scrutiny Committee and agreement of action to be taken
The Committee received a report from the Director of Law and Governance outlining details of a call-in received on the Shareholder Board decision taken on Companies Audited Accounts. The Shareholder Board Decision was taken on 29 January 2019.
The Chair invited Councillor Laban to outline the reasons for call-in.
Councillor Laban highlighted the following:
The Chair invited Matt Bowmer (Interim Director of Finance), to respond to the points raised. Councillor Levy said one of the key points appears to be about whether it was correct to assume that the loss shown for the Independence and Wellbeing Board appears to be a technical rather than a service issue.
The following responses were given:
The following issues/ questions were raised:
Councillor Laban summed up by saying that the decision by the Shareholder Board showed a loss on the account and, as such, this needed to be scrutinized. She welcomed changes in the governance arrangements for the Shareholder Board and our trading companies and asked that reports relating to them are set out clearer going forward. She was content with the answers received.
Following the discussion, the Committee took a vote and unanimously voted to confirm the original Shareholder Board decision.