Audit and Governance Committee - Thursday 30th November 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Helen Burt 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest

            Members and Officers are reminded to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.


            Members and officer should make their declaration by stating :

a) the application they have the interest in

b) whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial

c) the nature of the interest

d) if it is a prejudicial or pecuniary interest, whether they will be exercising their right to speak to the application



Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Audit & Governance Committee held on 28 September 2023.



Items on the agenda that the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstance


Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes).


2021/22 External Audit Progress Update

Verbal update to be provided to the Audit & Governance Committee by representatives from Ernst & Young LLP relating to the latest progress for the 21/22 External Audit, including remaining actions required before the audit can be completed.

[15 Minutes]



2022/23 External Audit Update

Verbal update to be provided to the Audit & Governance Committee by representatives from Ernst & Young LLP setting out the latest position on guidance to be received from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to tackle the system-wide audit delays.  The update will also include the possible implications of this guidance once finalised for the planning and delivery of the 2022/23 and 2023/24 external audits.

[10 Minutes]


Internal Audit Progress Report September 2023 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The report outlines the progress of the Council’s Internal Audit service against the approved Internal Audit Plan for 2023/24 from 1 April 2023.

[15 Minutes]



Additional documents:


Treasury Management – Interim Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 271 KB

This mid-year report has been prepared in compliance with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) Code of Practice on Treasury Management and covers the activities to 30 September 2023. It enables the Audit and Governance Committee to scrutinise the report prior to making comment to Full Council.


During the period to 30 September 2023, the Council complied with its legislative and regulatory requirements, including confirmation that the authorised limit was not breached.

[20 Minutes]



Corporate Risk Register update pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Corporate Risk Register is reviewed and updated in line with the requirements of the Council’s Risk Management Framework.


Quarterly updates reflecting revisions are reported to the Audit and Governance Committee, this report highlights the changes since the last update.


It is proposed that the Committee considers and notes the revised Corporate Risk Register.

[15 Minutes]

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 111 KB

The Committee is required to note the Work Programme for 2023/24.

[5 Minutes]