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Information about Audit Committee


The Audit Committee has a number of functions, including:


To consider the Council’s corporate governance arrangements against the good governance framework by way of the process of compiling the Annual Governance Statement.


To review the Annual Governance Statement prior to approval and consider whether it properly reflects the risk environment and supporting assurances, taking into account the internal audit opinion on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s framework of governance, risk and internal control.


To consider the Council’s framework of assurance and ensure that it adequately addresses the risk and priorities of the Council.


To monitor and scrutinise the effective development and operation of the risk management arrangements within the Council.


To oversee progress in addressing risk related issues reported to the Committee, such as the Corporate Risk Register.


To consider any Anti-Fraud strategies, policies or procedures.


The Committee delivers its role through the Audit Committee Work Programme which is designed in accordance with its terms of reference. The Work Programme is updated throughout the year following consideration in each Audit Committee meeting.


The Committee holds an Audit Committee Action Plan to monitor the delivery of actions arising from Audit Committee meetings. The Action Plan contains the status of the actions which were open at the time of the last Audit Committee meeting.  


Information on the activities of the Audit Committee and its outcomes are included in an Audit Committee Newsletter, linked below.


Audit CommitteeNewsletter – Autumn/Winter 2020

Audit Committee Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2020

Audit Committee Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2019

Audit Committee Newsletter – Spring Summer 2019

Audit Committee Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2018