Agenda and minutes

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Order of Business

Including any notices of motion and any other items of business submitted as urgent for consideration at the meeting.

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Declaration of Interests

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.

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Minute of the Governance, Risk and Best Value Committee of 9 June 2020 – submitted for approval as a correct record pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minute of the Governance, Risk and Best Value Committee of 9 June 2020 – submitted for approval as a correct record

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The approve the minute of the XXXX Committee of XXXX as a correct record.


Outstanding Actions pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Outstanding Actions – 7 July 2020

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Upcoming Reports August 2020 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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Governance, Risk and Best Value Committee Business Bulletin - 7 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 283 KB

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Edinburgh Leisure Accounts pdf icon PDF 10 MB

Edinburgh Leisure Accounts


(As per Outstanding Action 11 - The full accounts were scheduled to be presented to Committee at its March meeting. This meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19. June Peebles will be in attendance to answer any questions)

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Internal Audit: Agile Auditing and Consultancy Support pdf icon PDF 660 KB

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Internal Audit: Final Internal Audit reports supporting the 2019/20 Annual Opinion pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Changing the Internal Audit Annual Plan pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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Arm's Length External Organisations - Scope of Review 2020 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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Decisions Taken Under Delegated Power and Operational Decision Making - Covid-19 - referral from the Policy and Sustainability Committee pdf icon PDF 819 KB

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Motion by Councillor Doggart - Pandemic Planning

Motion by Councillor Doggart – Pandemic Planning




1.    Requests a report from the Executive Director of Resources in two cycles in respect of City of Edinburgh Council’s preparations for a pandemic affecting the city;


2.    Requests the report contains, but is not limited to:

a)    Lessons learned from the Council’s participation in Exercise Silver Swan in 2016;

b)    Lessons learned from, and communication with, other Edinburgh based authorities’ participation in Exercise Iris in 2016;


3.    Requests the report indicates how the two exercises were reflected in the Council’s risk management programme;


4.    Requests the report highlights how the lessons learned were implemented in the initial stages of response to Covid-19;


5.    Requests the report indicates those areas where additional planning is required to deal with a subsequent outbreak of Covid-19, or the discovery of an alternative virus.”

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