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Apologies for absence.


Declaration of Interests

(Where a Councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest the Councillor must declare the interest and leave the meeting 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 209 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2020  (copy enclosed).


Annual Treasury Management Review 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 639 KB

To consider the Annual Treasury Management Review for 2019/20 prior to it being submitted to Council for approval (report of the Executive Director Commercialisation (S151) enclosed.


Governance and Audit Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To set out the Work Programme of the Governance and Audit Committee (report of the Executive Manager Governance (Deputy Monitoring Officer) enclosed).

Additional documents:


Follow Up Report on Internal Audit Recommendations pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To provide members with the position on the progress made by management in implementing agreed Internal Audit recommendations as at 31 March 2020 (report of the Internal Audit Manager enclosed).

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Annual Report and Opinion 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To provide the Council with an Annual Report and Opinion for 2019/20, drawing upon the outcomes of Internal Audit work performed over the course of the year.  The report also concludes on the Effectiveness of Internal Audit (report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).

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Progress Report on Internal Audit Activity pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To examine the progress made between 2 March 2020 and 24 July 2020 in relation to the completion of the Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2019/20 (report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).


(Please note that Appendix 3 to this report is not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 (Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and is therefore attached to this agenda at item 11).


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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.


Exclusion of the Press and Public


Progress report on Internal Audit activity (exempt appendix)

(Exempt Appendix 3 enclosed).