Note that this agenda was republished on 18 January 2023, Governance and Audit Committee - Thursday, 19th January, 2023 4.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 1, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764693

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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 232 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee held on 17 November 2022 (copy enclosed).


Actions pdf icon PDF 246 KB

An update on actions which arose at the 17 November 2022 Governance and Audit Committee meeting, including the tracking of previous outstanding actions (enclosed).


Q3 Risk Report 22/23 pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To provide an update on the Council’s strategic risks for the period 1st October 2022 to 31st December 2022 (report of the Assistant Director – Governance enclosed).

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Draft Treasury Management Policy and Treasury Management Strategy Statement, Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 244 KB

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

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Impact of Financial Market Fluctuations on the Council's Financial position

At its meeting on 17 November 2022, Members requested a short Treasury verbal update come forward to the 19 January 2023 meeting which summarised the recent changes encountered within the financial markets and the subsequent effects on the Council’s situation.  The Interim Treasury and Investment Manager (PSPSL) will be in attendance to provide the Committee with a verbal update on the situation.




Governance and Audit Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 176 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.