SWANSEA BAY city REGION

JOINT COMMITTEE

 

 

24TH JANUARY 2019

 

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR JOINT COMMITTEE INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE CITY DEAL

RECOMMENDATIONS / KEY DECISIONS REQUIRED:

 

To consider the terms of reference as detailed within the report.

REASONS:

The Joint Committee at its meeting held on the 14th December 2018 UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the Swansea Bay City Deal Joint Committee undertake an internal review into the Swansea Bay City Deal governance arrangements, and that the review run in parallel with the UK and Welsh Government Independent Review.  It was agreed that Pembrokeshire County Council would lead the Internal Review supported by a nominated Senior Auditor from Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea Councils.

A draft Terms of Reference for the Internal Review was agreed at a meeting of Council Leaders (Cllr Dole was unavailable) and Chief Executives on the 20th December 2018. Due to the requirement to coordinate the Internal Review with the UK and Welsh Government Independent Review, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Chief Executive was given authority to amend the Terms of Reference on behalf of the Joint Committee.

Report Author:

 

Cllr Rob Stewart

 

Ian Westley

 

Designation:

 

Chair of the Joint Committee

 

Chief Executive

Pembrokeshire County Council

Tel No.

01792 637427 RS

01437 775841 IW

E. Mail:.

Cllr.Rob.Stewart@swansea.gov.uk

Chief.Executive@Pembrokeshire.gov.uk.

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SWANSEA BAY city REGION JOINT COMMITTEE

24th January 2019

 

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR JOINT COMMITTEE INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE CITY DEAL

 

 

BRIEF SUMMARY OF PURPOSE OF REPORT

 

 

The Joint Committee at its last meeting agreed to undertake an internal review of the City Deal governance arrangements. 

 

The Final Terms of Reference and Programme for the Internal Review are attached for consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED

YES

 

 

 

 

IMPLICATIONS

 

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

Legal

Finance

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

YES

 

YES

 

YES

YES

YES

1.    Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

The Internal Review will assess the policy framework and its application in creating a counter fraud, corruption and bribery culture with strong ethical standards to support the delivery of the Swansea Bay City Deal.

2.    Legal

Core Principle A within the Internal Review Programme details the expected behaviours and actions that demonstrate good governance in respecting the rule of law.  This will form the basis for evaluating the effectiveness of current arrangements and working practices in place to respect the rule of law.

3.    Finance

The work undertaken to date has been at the financial risk of each individual Authority, however, the financial plans for the delivery of the Swansea Bay City Deal Programme and the financial arrangement for the Partner contributions will be covered within the Internal Review.

4.    Risk Management

Core Principle F within the Internal Review Programme details the expected behaviours and actions that demonstrate good governance in managing risk. This will form the basis for evaluating the effectiveness of current arrangements and working practices in place to manage risks to the Swansea Bay City Deal.

5.    Staffing Implications

Officers have been nominated from each Local Authority to form the Internal Review team, led by Pembrokeshire County Council. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

Meeting with UK Government and Welsh Government on 10th January 2019 to discuss the Terms of Reference and synchronising the two reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW

Title of Document

 

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Locations that the papers are available for public inspection/WEBSITE LINK