Notice of a public meeting of


Audit and Governance Committee



Councillors Pavlovic (Chair), Daubeney, Fisher (Vice-Chair), Lomas, Mason, Wann and Webb



Wednesday, 14 April 2021



5.30 pm








1.         Declarations of Interest 


At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


which they might have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.         Public Participation 


It is at this point in the meeting that members of the public who

have registered their wish to speak can do so. Members of the

public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit

of the committee.


Please note that registration deadlines have changed to 2

working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the

management of public participation at remote meetings. The

deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Monday, 12 April 2021.


To register to speak, please visit to fill in an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the

registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic

Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of the agenda.


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public meeting will be webcast, including any registered public

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3.         Monitoring Officer's update  (Pages 1 - 4)


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has issued Regulations which have implications on the functions of the Council.  As such the Monitoring Officer has had cause to effect necessary amendments to the Council’s Constitution which are outlined in this report.




4.         Corporate Governance Report  (Pages 5 - 14)


This report provides Members with a range of updates in respect Corporate Governance. 




5.         Annual Report of the Audit & Governance Committee  (Pages 15 - 32)


This report seeks Members’ views on the draft report of the Audit and Governance Committee for the period ended March 2021, prior to its submission to Full Council.




6.         Approval of the Internal Audit Plan  (Pages 33 - 48)


This report seeks the committee’s approval for the planned programme of internal audit work to be undertaken in 2021/22. It also includes the proposed plan for counter fraud work, for information.




7.         Governance Update from Head of HR on CYC settlement agreements  (Pages 49 - 60)


This report provides Audit and Governance Committee with an annual report on the use of settlement agreements across the council and the associated money spent.




8.         Monitor 2 2020/21 - Key Corporate Risks  (Pages 61 - 106)


This report provides Audit & Governance Committee with an update on the key corporate risks for City of York Council.




9.         Audit and Governance Committee Work Plan  (Pages 107 - 110)


To receive a draft plan of reports currently expected to be

presented to future meetings of the Committee up to April 2022.




10.      Urgent Business 


Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the  Local Government Act 1972.




Democracy Officer:


Name: Robert Flintoft

Telephone: (01904) 555704







For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports


Contact details are set out above.