Agenda

Audit and Governance Committee - Wednesday 1st December 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: The Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre Exeter

Contact: Sharon Sissons, Democratic Services Officer  Telephone 01392 265115 or email  sharon.sissons@exeter.gov.uk

Note: Due to the current social distancing restrictions brought about by the Corona Virus outbreak, any members of the public wishing to attend the meeting please contact the Democratic Services Team committee.services@exeter.gov.uk in advance as there is limited capacity for public attendance. If you have an enquiry regarding any items on this agenda, please contact Sharon Sissons, Democratic Services Officer on 01392 265115.  

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence from Committee Members.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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

 

3.

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.

 

4.

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 this agenda, but if it should wish to do 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 item(s) of business on the grounds that it (they) involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraph(s) of Part 1, of Schedule 12A of the Act."

 

5.

External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update

To consider a verbal update of the Council’s External Auditor Grant Thornton.

6.

Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider the report of the Audit Managers.

 

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7.

Decision to Opt into National External Audit Tender pdf icon PDF 227 KB

 

To consider the report of the Director Finance.

8.

Extension of the Appointment of the Council's two Independent Persons pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To consider the report of the Director Corporate Services.

9.

Review of Corporate Governance Risk Register pdf icon PDF 231 KB

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

 

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