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Committee details

Audit and Governance Committee

Purpose of committee

The Audit and Governance Committee is a specialised forum, which supports and monitors the governance and accountability arrangements of the Council. The areas that the Committee looks at include internal controls, risk management, and counter fraud arrangements. The Committee helps the Council to fulfil responsibilities for accountability to the local community, and meet the expectations of partners, regulators, and other stakeholders. Audit committees do not have decision making powers but do have responsibility for approving the Council’s annual statement of accounts. Audit committees do not have powers to make recommendations like scrutiny committees but may “raise issues” with Cabinet or Council.


Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services.

Phone: 01285 623553