Audit & Governance Committee
Thursday 19th November 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Pink Room. View directions

Contact: Carley Lavender (Ext 37547) 

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 276 KB

To approve as a correct record of the Minutes of the meeting of the Audit & Governance Committee held on xx xxxx xxxx as attached/as previously circulated.


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


Independent Members' Remuneration Panel - Review of Special Responsibility allowances for 2021 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Attached is a covering report from the Chief Executive outlining the review undertaken by the Independent Remuneration Panel of Members Allowances. The panels review is also attached, and this will be presented by Mr John Thompson MBE the Chairman of the Panel. The remaining members of the Panel will also be in attendance to answer any questions that members may have.

Additional documents:


Ernst & Young - Audit Results Report pdf icon PDF 5 MB

This report will be presented by Jason Jones from Ernst & Young LLP.


Statement of Accounts 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

This report will be presented by the Financial Services Manager, Carolin Martlew.


Additional documents:


Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

The attached reports will be presented by the Internal Audit Manager, Stephen Pearse.

Additional documents:


Treasury Management Mid-Year Report pdf icon PDF 852 KB

This report will be presented by the Senior Accountant, Sian Southerton.


Data Protection Breach Overview pdf icon PDF 181 KB

This report will be presented by Nicholas Bennett, Monitoring Officer & Data Protection Officer.


Progress Against the Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 175 KB

The attached update will be presented by the Internal Audit Manager, Stephen Pearse.


Information / Advisory documents received

The Cabinet Office published a report in July 2020 on the results of the most recent National Fraud Initiative:



Work Plan review 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 443 KB

The Internal Audit Manager will update the Committee on any changes to the rolling Work Plan for 2020/21.