Audit & Governance Committee - Thursday 28th March 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices. View directions

Contact: Laura Kirman  Tel: 01992 564243 Email:

No. Item


Webcasting Introduction

This meeting is to be webcast. 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 third parties).


If you are seated in the lower public seating area then it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in the possibility that your image will become part of the broadcast.


This may infringe your human and data protection rights and if you wish to avoid this then you should move to the upper public gallery.


Could I please also remind Members to activate their microphones before speaking”.



Apologies for Absence

To be announced at the meeting.


Please use the Members Portal webpage to report non-attendance at meetings to ensure your query is properly logged.


Alternatively, you can access the Members portal from the front page of the Council’s website, at the bottom under ‘Contact Us’  






Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on the agenda for the meeting of the Committee.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 February 2024.



Matters Arising

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee.


Audit & Governance Committee - Work Programme pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the attached work programme for the Committee for 2023/24.



External Auditor Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

(Deloitte, External Auditor) To consider the following reports:

a)    Audit Planning Report 2021/22, and

b)    ISO 260 Report 2021/22

Additional documents:


Risk Management pdf icon PDF 99 KB


(Strategic Director Corporate and Section 151 Officer) To consider and comment on the risk management report.


Additional documents:


Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 135 KB

(Head of Internal Audit) To consider and comment on the Internal Audit Progress Report.


Additional documents:


Audit Strategy and Audit Plan 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

(Head of Internal Audit) To consider the interal audit strategy and audit plan 2024/25.


Additional documents:


Corporate Fraud Team Plan 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To consider he attached corporate fraud plan


Any Other Business

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.


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.