Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.


20.1    There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 163 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd July 2019.


21.1    The minutes of the meeting held on 22nd July 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Vice-Chair.


Public Question Time (15 minutes)

To receive any questions from members of the public provided that a question does not relate to:


·         Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings, or

·         Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers


22.1    There were no public questions.


Petitions and Deputations (15 minutes)

To receive any petitions and deputations provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:


·         Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·         Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings


23.1    There were no petitions or deputations.


Audit and Governance Committee Outstanding Matters pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To consider any outstanding matters.


24.1    The Committee considered the Outstanding Matters and noted that the Outside Bodies Working Group would report fully in January 2020 with an updated provided at the next Committee meeting.


Internal Audit Activity 2019/20 - Quarterly Progress Report pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Audit Risk Assurance updating Members of the Internal Audit activity progress in relation to the approved Internal Audit Plan 2019/20.

Additional documents:


25.1    The Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management introduced the report and highlighted key passages.


25.2    RESOLVED that:- the Audit and Governance Committee NOTE the report.


Deloitte External Audit Report 2018/19 (ISA 260 to those charged with Governance) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive the report of the Council’s external auditor.




26.1    The Committee considered the finalised External Audit Report. An earlier iteration had been considered at the previous meeting.


26.2    RESOLVED that:- The Audit and Governance Committee NOTE the report.


Business Rates Pooling Report

To receive a verbal update on Business Rates Pooling.


27.1    The Accountancy Manager stated that this was usually an annual standing item and that the Council had been involved in the Business Rates Retention pilot and, as such, there was no update on pooling. There would, however, be such an update provided in 2020.


Audit and Governance Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To consider the Work Programme.


28.1    RESOLVED that:- The Audit and Governance Committee NOTE the Work Programme.


Date of Next Meeting

Monday 18th November at 6.30pm in the Civic Suite, North Warehouse.


29.1    6.30pm on 18th November 2019 in the Civic Suite, North Warehouse.