Governance & Audit Committee
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Kirstine Berry  01344 354068

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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute members.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 31 October 2018.


Urgent Items of Business

Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.


Treasury Management Report 2019/20 and the 2018/19 Mid-Year Review pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To consider and review the 2018/19 Mid-Year Review Report and to review the Treasury Management Report for 2019/20.

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External Audit Planning Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To note the Audit Plan for the 2018/19 financial year from the Council’s External Auditor.

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Grant Certification Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To note the External Auditor’s Annual Report on grant claims and returns for 2017/18 presented by the Council’s External Auditor.

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Internal Audit Interim Report pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To note the report that summarises the internal audit activity during the period April to December 2018.

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Strategic Risk Register pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To provide feedback on the completeness of risks and appropriateness of risk scores including the score for risk appetite in the Register attached at Appendix 1.


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External Auditor Appointment pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To note that Ernst & Young LLP has been appointed to undertake the required audit of the Housing Benefit Grant Claim for 2018/19.

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