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Audit and Governance Committee

14th April 2021


Report of the Chair of the Audit Committee


Report of the Audit and Governance Committee




1          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.  As a result of the COVID-19 national pandemic and the suspension of all meetings for a period of time during 2020, this report covers an extended period of time.  Following a meeting on 11th March 2020, meetings of the Audit & Governance Committee recommenced via a remote meeting on 15th July 2020. 




2          The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has issued guidance to local authorities to help ensure that audit committees operate effectively.  The guidance recommends that audit committees should report annually on how they have discharged their responsibilities. 


Annual Report of the Audit and Governance Committee


3          A copy of the draft annual report of the Committee is attached at Appendix 1.  A copy of the Committee’s terms of reference as set out in Section 7, Part 3C of the Constitution is also attached to the report at Appendix 2, for information.



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