Audit and Governance Committee
Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Rachel Graves  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 56 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30 May 2019 as a correct record.


External Audit Findings and Action Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider the report of Mazars, the external auditors, on their findings from the 2018/19 audit. 


Additional documents:


Annual Report of the Monitoring Officer (2018/19) pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To receive the Annual Monitoring Officer’s Report for 2018/19.


Additional documents:


Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman: March – April 2019 pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To consider and note a report on the Decision Notices issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman when their investigations have found maladministration causing injustice to complainants.


Annual Information Governance Update 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To receive an update on the Council’s Information Assurance and Data Management programme.


Internal Audit Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To note and consider the Annual Internal Audit opinion on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s control environment for 2018/19.


Additional documents:


Annual Risk Management Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 505 KB

To receive an overview on the Council’s risk management arrangements during 2018/19 and the planned work programme for 2019/20.



Annual Report of the Audit and Governance Committee 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To consider the draft version of the Audit and Governance Committee’s Annual Report 2018/19 and agree the final version of the report to go to Council on 17th October 2019.


Additional documents:


Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To receive and approve the proposed final Annual Governance Statement 2018/19. 

Additional documents:


Annual Statement of Accounts 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider the Statement of Accounts 2018/19. 


Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To consider the forthcoming Work Plan for 2019/20, to ensure comprehensive coverage of the Committee’s responsibilities.


Additional documents:


Contract Procedure Rule Non-Adherences pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To receive an update on the quantity and reasons for non-adherences approved between the  period 1 May 2019 to 30 June 2019.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have 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 items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 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 Rule Non-Adherences

To note the approved WARNs issued between 1 May 2019 and 30 June 2019.