Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 24th October, 2019 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Blackdown House

Contact: Amanda Coombes  01395 517543; email

No. Item


Public speaking

Information on public speaking is available online



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Minutes for 25 July 2019




Declarations on interest

Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making declarations of interest



Matters of urgency

Information on matters of urgency is available online



Confidential/exempt item(s)

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the Press) have been excluded. Thereare no itemswhich officersrecommendshould be dealtwithin thisway.


Matters for Decision


Partnership Register pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Partnership information for the 2018/19 financial year until March 2019 is supplied to allow the Audit and Governance Committee to monitor the status of the council’s partnerships. This follows the year-end review of partnerships by responsible officers for 2018/19.



SWAP Internal Audit Activity - Quarter 2 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

The Audit and Governance Committee agreed the 2019-20 Internal Audit Plan at its March 2019 meeting.  This report is to provide an update on the 2019/20 Internal Audit Plan as at end of September 2019.


Additional documents:


Expenditure on consultants and agency staff 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

As requested at Audit and Governance, this report details capital and revenue spend on consultants and specialist advice and agency staff for 2018/19. 


Additional documents:


Statement of Accounts 2018/19 including Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 160 KB

The Council’s Statement of Accounts for 2018/19 has now been audited and is attached for presentation to the Audit & Governance Committee for approval.



RIPA update

At the meeting of 18th January 2018, Members agreed to receive an update on

RIPA activity throughout the year. The RIPA Senior Responsible Officer advised

that there had been no requests for RIPA authorisation since the last committee.


Audit and Governance Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 153 KB