Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Having considered the report “Counter
Fraud Policy Framework”, which was considered at the informal
meeting of Audit Committee Members on 25 October 2021, and the
views of the Members and External Members of the Audit Committee,
the Chief Executive Officer agreed that the updated Counter Fraud
Strategy Action Plan, as set out at Annex 2 of Appendix 1 to the
report considered by Audit Committee Members on 25 October 2021, be
By whom: Richard Flinton (Chief Executive Officer), under his emergency delegated powers and after consultation with Members and External Members of the Audit Committee.
PLEASE NOTE that as this is a non-executive decision, it is not open to call in.
Under his delegated decision making powers in
the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s
Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of
emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the
Council, the Executive or a committee.
Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”), which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue (as informal meetings of the Committee Members), with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members and all relevant information. This approach was reviewed in July will be further reviewed in November 2021.
The Chief Executive Officer took all relevant information into account in exercising his emergency delegated powers in this matter, including considering the views of the Members and External Members of the Audit Committee.
The reasons for the decision in this matter are detailed in the attached report.
Publication date: 28/10/2021
Date of decision: 28/10/2021