This informal meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and streamed live. The link for this can be found by clicking on the meeting date., Governance and Audit Committee - Thursday, 13th January, 2022 4.00 pm

Venue: The informal meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and streamed live, via the following link:

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764454

Link: View Facebook Livestream of the meeting

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Apologies for absence.


Declaration of Interests

(Where a Councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest the Councillor must declare the interest to the meeting and leave the room without participating in any discussion or making a statement on the item, except where a Councillor is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of dispensation).



Minutes pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2022 (copy enclosed).


Treasury Management Policy & Treasury Management Strategy Statement, Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2022/23. pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To provide pre-decision scrutiny to the strategy being proposed (report of the Deputy Chief Executive – Corporate Development (S151) enclosed).

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Appointment Of External Auditors pdf icon PDF 339 KB

To agree the process for the appointment of the External Auditors (report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate & Development) and S151 Officer enclosed).


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Governance and Audit Committee Self-Assessment exercise pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To note and update the attached checklist from 2020, ensure that this is still an accurate reflection, and to reflect on whether any suggested improvements have been completed where best practice was not demonstrated last year (checklist provided by the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).


Governance and Audit Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To set out the Work Programme of the Governance and Audit Committee (report of the Assistant Director – Finance enclosed).

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Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent.



NOTE:            No other business is permitted unless by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified in the minutes, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.