Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 15th March, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Cherry Foreman  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.


Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.32 of the Committee Procedural Rules and Appendix 7 to the Rules a total period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the Committee on any matter relevant to the work of the body in question.


Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman or person presiding will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers. Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.


Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.




Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2017 as a correct  record.


External Audit Plan 2016/17 - Update

The External Auditor will give an oral update in relation to the 2016/17 external audit report and other issues.


External Audit Plan 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To receive and comment on the External Auditors planned work for the audit of financial statements and the value for money conclusion for 2017/18.

Additional documents:


Arrangements for the Appointment of External Auditors pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To report on the appointment of the Council’s External Auditors following the Public Sector Audit Appointments Process Ltd process.


Members Code of Conduct: Standards Report pdf icon PDF 296 KB

To note the numbers and outcomes of complaints made under the Code of Conduct for Members between 1 September 2017 and the end of February 2018.  There are two reports in order to take into account those received under the Member Code of Conduct 2012, and those under the newly introduced Code for 2018.

Additional documents:


Informing the Risk Assessment for Cheshire East Council pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To consider the managements responses to questions posed by the External Auditor. 

Additional documents:


Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 513 KB

To receive an update on risk management and business continuity activity in the Council.  This will include a briefing on the management of risk in respect of contract and relationship management.


Internal Audit Interim Report pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider a summary of Internal Audit work undertaken between October and December 2017.

Additional documents:


Internal Audit Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To approve the summary risk based Internal Audit Plan for 2018/19.

Additional documents:


General Data Protection Regulations

To Committee will receive a presentation on the readiness of the Council to meet the requirements of the Data Protection Regulations.


The Council's Whistleblowing Arrangements and New Policy - Update pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To receive a report on the outcome of the review undertaken by Public Concern at Work, including details of recommended actions and improvements, and to consider a proposed Policy.

Additional documents:


Capital, Treasury Management and Investment Strategies - Update pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To receive a report on changes in the requirements relating to these Strategies.


The Audit and Governance Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To consider the forthcoming Work Plan for 2018/19, to ensure comprehensive coverage of the Committee’s responsibilities.

Additional documents:


Contract Procedure Rule Non-Adherences pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To receive an update on the quantity and reasons for non-adherences approved since 1 December 2017.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The report relating to the remaining item on the agenda has been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.


The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.







Contract Procedure Rules Non-Adherences

To note the approved WARNs issued since 1 December 2017.