Audit Committee - Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Donna Barnes  Governance and Scrutiny Support Officer


No. Item


Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration.  If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2022.


Draft Statement of Accounts 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 163 KB

The report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer is attached.

Additional documents:


Review of Effectiveness of Internal Audit pdf icon PDF 203 KB

The report of the Head of Audit and Risk Management is attached.


External Audit Update pdf icon PDF 398 KB

The report of the External Auditors (Mazars) is attached.


Work Programme and Decisions Monitor pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit is attached.


Exclusion of the Public

The officers consider that the following item contains confidential information as provided for in the Local Government Access to Information Act and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The Employee Appeals Committee is recommended to agree the necessary resolutions excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of these items.


An appeal process exists for members of the public who wish to appeal against the officers' recommendation for confidentiality. Anyone who does wish to appeal should contact the Committee Officer as soon as possible (preferably at least 48 hours) before the meeting.



Internal Audit Annual Fraud Report 2021/22

The report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer and the Head of Audit and Risk Management is attached.