Audit Committee - Thursday, 28th April, 2022 10.30 am

Venue: Kenn Room

Contact: Hazel Brinton 

No. Item


Public Participation (Standing Order 17)

To receive and hear any person who wishes to address the Committee.  The Chairman will select the order of the matters to be heard.  Each speaker will be limited to a period of five minutes (up to a maximum of 30 minutes). 


Requests to speak must be submitted in writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services, or the officer mentioned at the top of this agenda letter, by noon on the working 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) (Agenda item 3)

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 27 January 2022 (Agenda item 4) pdf icon PDF 228 KB

27 January 2022 to approve as a correct record (attached)


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



Constitution Review 2022 (Agenda item 6) pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of Councillor Cato and the Monitoring Officer (attached)

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Q3 Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report of Head of Business Insight, Policy and Partnerships (attached)


Audit and Assurance Annual Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Report of Head of Audit and Assurance (Audit West) (attached)


Audit and Assurance Plan 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Report of Head of Audit and Assurance (Audit West) (attached)

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Counter Fraud Report 2022 pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Report of Head of Audit and Assurance (Audit West) (attached)

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Urgent business permitted by the Local Government Act 1972 (if any) - External Audit Update (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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.

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