Audit and Governance Committee - Wednesday 28th July 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Guildhall, High Street, Exeter. View directions

Contact: Sharon Sissons, Democratic Services Officer  Telephone 01392 265115 or email

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To receive apologies for absence from Committee Members.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2021.



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

It is considered that the Committee would be unlikely to exclude the press and public during the consideration of the items on the agenda, but if it should wish to so, then the following resolution should be passed:-


RESOLVED that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the particular items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.



External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider the report of the Council’s External Auditor – Grant Thornton.


External Audit Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider the Council’s external auditors – Grant Thornton


Informing the Audit Risk Assessment Report pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To consider the report of the Council’s External Auditors – Grant Thornton


Annual Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider the report of the Audit Managers.

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Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Finance.

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Review of Corporate Governance Risk Register pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive & Growth Director.


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