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To receive any apologies from members

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Substitute Members

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

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Declarations of Interest

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

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25 January 2024.

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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.

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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

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Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To follow

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Statement of Accounting Policies 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 89 KB


This report presents the accounting policies to be included in the 2023/24 Statement of Accounts. This provides Members with the opportunity to review and approve the policies in advance of the preparation of the Statement of Accounts 2023/24. Approving the accounting policies in advance of the preparation of the accounts represents best practice.



That the Audit and Governance Committee resolves to:

1.    Approve the draft accounting policies for 2023/24 included at Annex A;

2.    Note that further necessary amendments to the policies set out at Annex A (occurring subsequent to this meeting) are included within the draft (unaudited) and/or final (audited) Statement of Accounts when presented to this Committee.

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Internal Audit Plan 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 223 KB


To present to the Audit and Governance Committee the Internal Audit Plan 2024/25 for consideration and approval.



That the Audit and Governance Committee resolves to:

1.    Approve the proposed Internal Audit Plan 2024/25

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Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 222 KB


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



That the Committee resolves to:

1.    Consider the reports at Annexes A and B and comment as necessary

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CFEU Update Report (RIPA and IPA annual update) pdf icon PDF 163 KB


To provide the Committee with assurance over the counter fraud activities of the Council.  Direct updates will continue to be provided twice a year.

Work plans are presented to the Committee detailing progress and results for consideration and comment as the body charged with governance in this area.

The report also provides the annual update in relation to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) and the Council’s existing authorisation arrangements.



That the Audit and Governance Committee resolves to:

1.         Consider the report and work plan at Annex A.

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Work Plan pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To approve the work plan for 2024/25

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