Audit and Governance Committee
Wednesday 5th December 2018 5.30 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter. View directions

Contact: Mark Devin, Democratic Services Officer  Telephone 01392 265477 or email

No. Item



To receive apologies for absence from Committee Members.




To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2018.




Declaration of Interests

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any discloseable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclosure the nature of the interest.  In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion on the item.  Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.



Local Government (Access to Information ) Act - Exclusion of Press and Public

RESOLVED that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of item 10 on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Act.



External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 379 KB

To consider the report of the Council’s External Auditor.



Grant Certification work - Housing Benefit Subsidy Claim & Qualification Letter pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of KPMG.



Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider the report of the Audit Managers.


Additional documents:


Local Government Ombudsman’s Annual Review of Complaints 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Manager Policy, Communications and Community Engagement.


Additional documents:


Review of Local Government Ethical Standards pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor & Head of HR.


Part II: Items suggested for discussion with the press and public excluded


Review of Corporate Governance Risk Register

To consider the report of the Corporate Manager Policy, Communications and Community Engagement.