Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 28th January, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Rachel Graves  Tel: 01270 686473 Email:

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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 wishing to ask a question or make a statement 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 83 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2020 as a correct record.


Audit and Governance Committee Structure and Composition

To receive a verbal update on the Working Group’s consideration of the future composition and structure of the Audit and Governance Committee.


Internal Audit Update - January 2021 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To receive an update on work undertaken by Internal Audit between April and December 2020 and how this, along with planned work for the remainder of the financial year ,will contribute to the Annual Internal Audit Opinion for 2020/21.


Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman - September - October 2020 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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


Business Grants End of Phase 1 Grants - Update pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider a summary of the volume and amount paid in support of businesses, lessons learned through the administration of the scheme and any issues identified through fraud during the period February 2020 to October 2020.


Covid-19 - Update on Response and Recovery pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To consider an Cabinet report on the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.



Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consider the Work Plan and determine any required amendments.

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Audit Review of Procurement Controls pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider the findings of a recent Internal Audit review of procurement controls following the completion of a long-standing police investigation into the award of contracts at Cheshire East Council.



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