Notice of Meeting

Governance & Audit Committee – Advisory Meeting

Councillor Allen (Chairman),

Councillor Wade (Vice-Chairman),

Councillors Brossard, Gbadebo, Mrs Hayes MBE, Heydon, Leake and Tullett

Wednesday 22 September 2021, 7.30 pm

Online Only - via MST



Recommendations arising from this meeting will be considered in accordance with the delegations approved by Council on 28 April 2021.






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

3 - 6


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 23 June 2021.





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.





External Audit: Audit Results Report

7 - 58


To advise Members of a report by the Council’s external auditor summarising the work carried out to discharge their statutory audit responsibilities.

Reporting: Stuart McKellar





Financial Statements 2019/20

59 - 206


To receive the Councils Financial Statements 2019/20.

Reporting: Stuart McKellar





Strategic Risk Register

207 - 234


To receive the updated Strategic Risk Register.

Reporting: Sally Hendrick





Internal Audit Update

235 - 256


To receive an update on progress on the annual Internal Audit Plan.

Reporting: Sally Hendrick





Exclusion of Public and Press



To consider the following motion:


That pursuant to Regulation 21 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) Regulations 2000 and having regard to the public interest, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of items 9 & 10 which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972:


(3)        Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person.





Counter Fraud Update

257 - 262


An update on fraud cases and counter fraud activity since April 2021.

Reporting: Sally Hendrick






















Sound recording, photographing, filming and use of social media is permitted.  Please contact Hannah Harding, 01344 352308,, so that any special arrangements can be made.

Published: 14 September 2021