Audit Committee - Thursday, 19 November 2020 6.30 p.m.

Contact: Inge Booth 

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No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 September 2020.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Audit Committee 2020-21 Work Programme pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider progress against the Committee’s 2020-21 Work Programme.


Internal Audit Progress Report 2020/21 (November 2020) pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider a summary of progress in completing the Internal Audit Annual Plan in 2020/21, including an update on progress achieved in implementing recommendations from previous Internal Audit reviews.

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Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To consider and authorise the signing of the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 and the Letter of Representation following the external audit and to note the Annual Governance Statement Action Plan.

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External Audit Opinion on Accounts - Audit Findings Report pdf icon PDF 571 KB

To consider the Audit Findings Report for the year ended 31 March 2020 issued by Grant Thornton incorporating the Value for Money opinion.


Customer Connect Programme Management pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Further to AUD/13 (2018/19), to consider an update on the management of the Customer Connect Programme.

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Other Significant Financial Issues

To receive a verbal update from the Finance Lead Specialist (Section 151 Officer) on any other significant financial issues.


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

There are no items in this Part of the Agenda.