Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 12th March, 2020 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Rachel Graves  Tel: 01270 686473 Email:

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 72 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2019 as a correct record.


Urgent Decision – General Dispensation pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To report an urgent decision under paragraph 2.7 and Appendix 4 of the Committee and Sub Committee Procedural Rules.

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External Audit 2019/20 Progress and Update Report pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive and consider the External Audit Progress and Update Report.

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Audit and Governance Committee Self Assessment pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider the Self-Assessment and determine any required additions or amendments.

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Risk Management Framework Update pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider and comment upon the updated Risk Management Framework and make a recommendation to Cabinet, and to note the update on the Corporate Risk Register.


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Internal Audit Interim Report October – December 2019 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To consider and note the internal audit progress report, and approve the updated Internal Audit Charter.


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Draft Internal Audit Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To consider and approve the Internal Audit Plan 2020/21.

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Revised RIPA Policy and Procedures pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider and approve the proposed revised RIPA Policy and Procedures.

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Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman – September – November 2019 pdf icon PDF 311 KB

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


Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider the Work Plan and determine any required amendments.


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Waivers and Non Adherences pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To consider and note the number and reason for 3 further WARNs approved between 31 October 2019 and 31 January 2020.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports 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.


Recommended 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 Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.



Waivers and Non Adherences

To note the approved WARNs issued between 31 October 2019 and 31 January 2020.