Audit and Governance Committee - Thursday, 24th November, 2022 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Helen Davies  Tel: 01270 685705 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any 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 paragraphs 2.24 of the Council’s Committee Procedure Rules and Appendix on Public Speaking a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to put questions to the committee on any matter relating to this agenda. Each member of the public will be allowed up to two minutes each to speak, and the Chair will have discretion to vary this where they consider it appropriate.


Members of the public wishing to speak are required to provide notice of this at least three clear working days’ in advance of the meeting and should include the question with that notice.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2022.


Audit & Governance Action Log pdf icon PDF 325 KB

To consider the Audit & Governance Action Log.


Ward Member Budgets pdf icon PDF 547 KB

To consider the Ward Member Budget report considered by Highways Committee on 22 September 2022.



Internal Audit Plan 2022/23: Progress Update pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To receive an update on work undertaken by Internal Audit between April and September 2022 and how this, along with planned work for the remainder of the financial year will contribute to the Annual Internal Audit Opinion for 2022/23.

Additional documents:


Annual Governance Statement 2021/22

To receive a verbal update on the Audit Governance Statement 2021/22.


External Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To receive a verbal update report on both the 2020/21 and 2021/22 Audits by Mazars, the Council’s external auditors, and the outcome of the Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) exercise for the appointment of the Council’s auditors from 2023/24 to 2027/28.

Additional documents:


Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To receive a Risk Management update.

Additional documents:


Work Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 436 KB

To consider the Committee’s Work Programme.


Compliance with Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 431 KB

To consider an update to the Audit and Governance Committee on the number of cases where, and reasons why, procurement activity has required the use of waivers and/or non-adherences (WARNs).


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 Paragraphs 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.


Compliance with Contract Procedure Rules

To note the approved WARNs.