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No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Substitute Members

To note details of any substitution arrangements in place for the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members and Officers, relating to items to be considered at the meeting.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23rd November 2021.

5.

Public Questions

To deal with questions from the public within the open forum question and answer

session of fifteen minutes in total. Questions or supplementary questions from

each member of the public should be no longer than two minutes each and relate

issues under the Committee’s remit.

6.

Member Questions

To deal with written questions by Members, relating to issues under the

Committee’s remit, with the maximum length of oral supplementary questions at

Committee being no longer than one minute. Responses to any supplementary

questions will be dealt with in writing following the meeting.

7.

Internal Audit Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Purpose

To present a summary of the audit work concluded since the last meeting of this Committee.

Recommendation(s)

That the Committee considers the report at Annex A and comments as necessary

Additional documents:

8.

Aged Debtor Analysis pdf icon PDF 414 KB

Purpose

To receive and consider the Council's Aged Debt Analysis

Recommendation(s)

The Audit Committee are asked to consider with appropriate comment, the levels of aged debt held.

Additional documents:

9.

Grant Thornton Verbal Update

Purpose

To consider the verbal update from Grant Thornton

 

10.

Corporate Risk Register Update pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Purpose

To update the Committee on the changes to the Council’s corporate risk register at the end of 2021/22 Q3

Recommendation(s)

To note the updates to the Council’s corporate risk register

 

Additional documents:

11.

Annual Governance Statement Update pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Purpose

This report presents an update on the Governance Action Plan for 2021/22

 

Recommendation(s)

To note progress against items in the Governance Action Plan for 2021/22

 

 

 

Additional documents:

12.

CIPFA Prudential Code and Treasury Management Code pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Purpose

To review the revised CIPFA Prudential Code and Treasury Management Code

Recommendation(s)

To note the revised CIPFA Prudential Code and Treasury Management Code

13.

Medium Term Financial Strategy and Budget 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee with the opportunity to consider the draft Medium Term Financial Strategy, Capital, Investment and Treasury Management Strategies for 2022/23.  The Committees may provide feedback for the Cabinet and Council to consider as part of the approval process for the strategies.

Recommendation(s)

That the Committee considers

a)    the Medium Term Financial Strategy,

b)    the Capital Strategy,

c)    the Investment Strategy,

d)    the draft Treasury Management Strategy,

e)    the terms of the proposed Local Climate Bonds being an issue of £1 million at an interest rate of 1.18% for a term  five years; and

f)     provides feedback for the Cabinet and Council to consider as part of the 2022/23 budget setting process.

Additional documents:

14.

Work Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Purpose

To note the Work Plan as presented