Finance, Legal, Health & Safety Committee Terms of Reference

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SHENSTONE PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE LEGAL HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE

Membership

The Committee shall consist of up to nine Councillors, excluding ex officio members. The Chairman shall be an ex officio member. It is desirable that there is representation from each Ward. Noncouncillors may be co-opted where expert advice is needed (not to exceed the number of members minus 1).

Meetings

The Committee meet every other month unless there is no business to be transacted.

Quorum

Minimum of 3 or one third of the committee.

Purpose of the Committee

To oversee the administration of all matters relating to Council finance, audit and compliance with legislation.

Aims & Objectives

Aims and objectives: The rote of the Committee is to consider and approve issues relating to:
the administration of the council’s financial affairs – fixed assets/asset management – internal controls including review of effectiveness of internal audit and internal controls – virements between revenue budgets – charges or fees associated with council facilities – tendering, contract and purchasing arrangements in line with council Financial Regulations – awards of grants to local organisations – receipts of committee proposals for inclusion in the forthcoming annual budget – authorisation for payment of council invoices

The Committee will consider and make recommendations to the full council on:
draft of the annual budget and precept amount in time for approval at the full council meeting in January as per council Financial Regulations – any review or amendments of Financial Regulations, Standing Orders or Terms of Reference relevant to this committee   – any financial borrowing or loans any use of financial reserves       proposals for inclusion in the capital works programme

Delegated Powers & Authority

The Council has delegated responsibility to the Finance Committee. All decisions made by the Finance Committee to be reported to the full Council for noting or agreement.

Sheila Beilby, Chairman, Finance Le al Health & Safety Committee