Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 24th September, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Rachel Graves  Tel: 01270 686473 Email:

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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 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 102 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2020 as a correct record.




External Audit Update Report pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive and consider the External Audit Update Report.

Additional documents:


Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Plan 2020/21- Progress Update pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To consider and approve an updated Internal Audit Plan 2020/21 which takes into account the impact of Covid-19 upon delivery of the Plan that was agreed in March 2020.



Additional documents:


Annual Risk Management Report 2019/20

To consider the Annual Risk Management Report for 2019/20.


Report to follow


Treasury Management Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider the Treasury Management Annual Report for 2019/20.

Additional documents:


Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider the Work Plan and determine any required amendments.

Additional documents:


Waivers and Non-Adherences pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider and note the number and reason for the WARNs approved between 1 July and 31 August 2020.


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, 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 1 July and 31 August 2020.