Audit and Governance Committee - Thursday 28th September 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 112 KB

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Audit & Governance Committee held on 25 July 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).


Internal Audit Progress Report September 2023 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

The report outlines the progress of the Council’s Internal Audit service against the approved Internal Audit Plan for 2022/23 from 1 April 2023.

[15 Minutes]


Additional documents:


Response to Ernst & Young on the Annual Assurance Letter Regarding Governance Arrangements pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Each year the Chair of the Audit & Governance Committee is requested to provide a response to Ernst & Young (the Council’s external auditors) in respect of the oversight of management’s processes for identifying and reporting the risk of fraud and possible breaches of internal control in the Council.

[10 Minutes]


Additional documents:


Treasury Management – Quarter 1 Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 304 KB


Corporate Risk Register update pdf icon PDF 85 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:


Updated Risk Management Framework pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Council’s Risk Management Framework has been reviewed and updated to take account of changing legislation, government initiatives, best practice and experience gained within the Council.


This report highlights any amendments resulting from the review.

[15 Minutes]

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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

[5 Minutes]