Audit & Governance Committee
Thursday, 25th June, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. View directions

Contact: Gary Woodhall  Tel: 01992 564243 Email:


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Webcasting Introduction

(Corporate Communications Manager) This virtual meeting is to be webcast, and Members are reminded of the need to unmute before speaking. The Chairman will read the following announcement:


I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by such third parties).


Please also be aware that if technical difficulties interrupt the meeting that cannot be overcome, I may need to adjourn the meeting.

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Apologies for Absence

(Democratic & Electoral Services Manager) To be announced at the meeting.

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Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman

(Democratic & Electoral Services Manager) Under Article 11, paragraphs 13 – 17 of the Constitution, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee shall be appointed at the first meeting of the municipal year for a term of twelve months.


Both Councillors and Co-Opted Members serving on the Committee are eligible for appointment to either role; however, if the Chairman is a Councillor then the Vice-Chairman must be a Co-Opted Member, and vice versa.


The Chairman and Vice-Chairman from the previous municipal year are eligible for re-appointment.

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Declarations of Interest

(Democratic & Electoral Services Manager) To declare interests in any item on the agenda for the meeting of the Committee.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

(Democratic & Electoral Services Manager) To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on:


            (a)        25 November 2019 (attached); and


            (b)        27 January 2020 (attached).

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Matters Arising

(Democratic & Electoral Services Manager) To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee.

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Audit & Governance Committee - Work Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

(Chief Internal Auditor) To consider the attached work programme for the Committee.

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Audit & Governance Committee Annual Report 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

(Chief Internal Auditor) To consider the attached report (AGC-001-2020/21).

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Annual Report of the Chief Internal Auditor pdf icon PDF 290 KB

(Chief Internal Auditor) To consider the attached report (AGC-002-2020/21).

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Revised Internal Audit Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

(Chief Internal Auditor) To consider the attached report (AGC-003-2020/21).

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Corporate Fraud Team Annual Summary 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 253 KB

(Chief Internal Auditor) To consider the attached report (AGC-004-2020/21).

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Corporate Fraud Team Strategy 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 342 KB

(Chief Internal Auditor) To consider the attached report (AGC-005-2020/21).

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Risk Management pdf icon PDF 227 KB

(Strategic Director) To consider the attached report (AGC-006-2020/21).

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Internal Audit Monitoring Report - June 2020 pdf icon PDF 340 KB

(Chief Internal Auditor) To consider the attached report (AGC-007-2020/21).

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Any Other Business

(Democratic & Electoral Services Manager) Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 requires that the permission of the Chairman be obtained, after prior notice to the Chief Executive, before urgent business not specified in the agenda (including a supplementary agenda of which the statutory period of notice has been given) may be transacted.

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Exclusion of Public and Press


To consider whether, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press should be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below on grounds that they will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) or are confidential under Section 100(A)(2):


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Exempt Information Paragraph Number





The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, which came into effect on 1 March 2006, requires the Council to consider whether maintaining the exemption listed above outweighs the potential public interest in disclosing the information. Any member who considers that this test should be applied to any currently exempted matter on this agenda should contact the proper officer at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.


Background Papers: 

Article 17 of the Constitution (Access to Information) define background papers as being documents relating to the subject matter of the report which in the Proper Officer's opinion:


(a)        disclose any facts or matters on which the report or an important part of the report is based;  and


(b)        have been relied on to a material extent in preparing the report and does not include published works or those which disclose exempt or confidential information and in respect of executive reports, the advice of any political advisor.


The Council will make available for public inspection one copy of each of the documents on the list of background papers for four years after the date of the meeting. Inspection of background papers can be arranged by contacting either the Responsible Officer or the Democratic Services Officer for the particular item.

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