Notice of a public meeting of


Audit and Governance Committee



Councillors J Burton (Vice-Chair), Hollyer (Chair), Fisher, Mason, Melly, Rose and Whitcroft

Mr Binney (Independent Member)

Mr Leigh (Independent Member)


Wednesday, 31 January 2024



5.30 pm



The Snow Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G035)






1.         Declarations of Interest  (Pages 1 - 2)


At this point in the meeting, Members and co-opted members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest, or other registerable interest, they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.


[Please see attached sheet for further guidance for Members].




2.         Minutes & Action Log  (Pages 3 - 22)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 8 November 2023.




3.         Public Participation 


At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered 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 our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Monday, 29 January 2024.


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 this agenda.


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4.         Report of the Monitoring Officer  (Pages 23 - 26)


This report updates the Committee on any significant issues considered by the Monitoring Officer.




5.         Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Challenge 

(Pages 27 - 42)


This report provides an update to the Audit and Governance Committee about the forthcoming Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Challenge.




6.         Mazars Audit Completion Report  (Pages 43 - 96)


The paper attached at Annex A is the Audit Completion Report from Mazars and communicates their findings of the audit for the year ended 31 March 2023.




7.         Statement of Accounts 2022/23  (Pages 97 - 288)


This report presents the final set of accounts for 2022/23, which follow draft pre-audit accounts previously presented on 19 July 2023.




8.         Monitor 3 2023/24 - Key Corporate Risks  (Pages 289 - 326)


The purpose of this paper is to present Audit & Governance Committee (A&G) with an update on the key corporate risks (KCRs) for City of York Council (CYC), which is included at Annex A.




9.         Treasury Management Monitor 3 2023/24  (Pages 327 - 348)


The purpose of the report is to provide a quarterly update to Audit & Governance Committee on treasury management activities and to provide the latest update of the prudential indicators.




10.      Scrutiny of the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Prudential Indicators for 2024/25 to 2028/29  (Pages 349 - 394)


This report is a statutory requirement setting the strategy for treasury management and specific treasury management indicators for the financial year 2024/25. 




11.      Audit and Governance Work Plan 2024  (Pages 395 - 396)


To consider the Committee’s work plan.




12.      Urgent Business 


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




Democracy Officer:


Name: Louise Cook

Telephone: (01904) 551031






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


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·        Business of the meeting

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·        Copies of reports


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