Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 14th March, 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


TApologies 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 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 63 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2018 as a correct record.


Update on the 2018/19 External Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To receive and comment on the External Auditors planned work for the audit of financial statements and the value for money conclusion for 2018/19.

Additional documents:


Certification Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To receive and comment on the Certification letter for the Housing Benefits Subsidy claim.

Additional documents:


Members Code of Conduct: Standards Report pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To note the numbers and outcomes of complaints made under the Code of Conduct for Members between 1 September 2018 and the end of February 2019.


Procedural Advice

The Interim Executive Director of Corporate Services to provide verbal advice relating to procedural matters.


Internal Audit Interim Report pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To consider a summary of Internal Audit work undertaken between October and December 2018.

Additional documents:


Internal Audit Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To approve the summary risk based Internal Audit Plan for 2019/20.

Additional documents:


Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman – September – November 2018 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

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


The Audit and Governance Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 236 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 113 KB

To receive an update on the quantity and reasons for non-adherences approved between the 1 October 2018 and the 31 January 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 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 between the 1 October 2018 and the 31 January 2019.