Audit Committee - Thursday, 25th April, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Kenn Room

Contact: Jessika Robinson  01934 426480

No. Item


Public Participation (Standing Order 17 as amended by SO 5A)

To receive written submissions from any person who wishes to address the Committee.  The Chairman will select the order of the matters to be received.


Please ensure that any submissions meet the required time limits and can be read out in five minutes (up to a maximum of 30 minutes).


Requests and full statements must be submitted in writing to the Assistant Director Governance and Monitoring Officer, or to the officer mentioned at the top of this agenda letter, by noon on the day before the meeting and the request must detail the subject matter of the address.


Apologies for absence and notification of substitutes


Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (Standing Order 37)

A Member must declare any disclosable pecuniary interest where it relates to any matter being considered at the meeting. A declaration of a disclosable pecuniary interest should indicate the interest and the agenda item to which it relates. A Member is not permitted to participate in this agenda item by law and should immediately leave the meeting before the start of any debate.


If the Member leaves the meeting in respect of a declaration, he or she should ensure that the Chairman is aware of this before he or she leaves to enable their exit from the meeting to be recorded in the minutes in accordance with Standing Order 37.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Thursday 25 January to approve as a correct record (attached)


Matters referred by Council, the Executive, other Committees and Panels (if any)


Risk Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report of the Director of Corporate Services and S151 Officer (attached)

Additional documents:


Treasury Management Indicators 2023-24 - Quarter 3 update pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Report of the Principal Accountant for Resources & Financial Planning (attached)


Audit and Assurance Annual Report 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Report of the Head of Audit and Assurance (attached)


Audit and Assurance Plan 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Report of the Head of Audit and Assurance (attached)

Additional documents:


Counter Fraud Annual Report April 2024 pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Report of the Head of Audit and Assurance (attached)


North Somerset Council (External) Audit Plan 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Report of the External Auditors (attached)



ICT Mobile Devices pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Report of the Information and ICT Security Manager (attached)


Proposed Constitutional Changes - Proposed Amendments to the Contract Standing Orders and Public Participation for Planning and Regulatory Committee pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the Director of Corporate Service, Head of Procurement and Assistant Director Legal & Governance (attached)




Additional documents:


Urgent business permitted by the Local Government Act 1972 (if any)

Any item of business which the Chairman is of the opinion should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances (to be specified in the Minutes).  For a matter to be considered as an urgent item, the following question must be addressed:


“What harm to the public interest would flow from leaving it until the next meeting?” If harm can be demonstrated, then it is open to the Chairman to rule that it be considered as urgent. Otherwise the matter cannot be considered urgent within the statutory provisions.