Governance & Audit Committee - Wednesday, 25 January 2023 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Hannah Harding  01344 352308

Link: This meeting will be a Hybrid meeting


No. Item


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 123 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 19 October 2022.


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 Progress Report pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To advise Members of the progress in completing the audit of the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial statements.


Internal Audit Update pdf icon PDF 315 KB

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



Treasury Management Report 2023/24 and 2022/23 Mid-Year Review pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To receive a report updating Members on progress in 2022/23 and to review the Treasury Management Report for 2023/24.

Additional documents:


Exclusion of Public and Press

To consider the following motion:


That pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and having regard to the public interest, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of the following item which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of that Act:


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


Counter Fraud Update

To receive an update on fraud cases and counter fraud activity since April 2021.