The Committee is responsible
for approving the Council’s statement of accounts;
considering the Audit Commission’s Annual Audit and
Inspection Letter and monitoring the Council’s response to
individual issues of concern identified in it.
The Committee also considers
the Council’s annual review of the effectiveness of its
systems of internal control and assurance over the Council’s
corporate governance and risk management arrangements, and engages
with the external auditor and external inspection agencies to
ensure that there are effective relationships between external and
Copies of the agenda are
available beforehand from the reception area at the main entrance
of the Town Hall in Albert Square. Some additional copies are
available at the meeting from the Governance Officer.
The Council is concerned to
ensure that its meetings are as open as possible and confidential
business is kept to the strict minimum. When confidential items are
involved these are considered at the end of the meeting at which
point members of the public are asked to leave.
The Council welcomes the filming, recording, public
broadcast and use of social media to report on the
Committee’s meetings by members of the public.
Agenda, reports and minutes of
all Council committees can be found on the Council’s website