Agenda

Audit Committee - Tuesday, 6 June 2023 6.00pm

Venue: Coucnil Chamber, Daneshill House, Danestrete

Contact: Lisa Jerome (01438) 242203  Email: committees@stevenage.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2.

ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

To elect a Vice-Chair of the Audit Committee for the 2023/24 Municipal Year.

3.

MINUTES - 27 MARCH 2023 pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Audit Committee held on 27 March 2023.

4.

TERMS OF REFERENCE pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To note the Terms of Reference for the Committee, as agreed by the Annual Council meeting on 24 May 2023.

5.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND AUDIT FIRMS pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider a verbal report from Ernst & Young regarding the recent Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ letter regarding Local Government and Audit Firms (attached).

6.

2020/21 EXTERNAL AUDIT OF SBC ACCOUNTS - UPDATE

To receive a verbal update from Ernst & Young regarding progress on the 2020/21 external audit of SBC accounts.

7.

ANNUAL ASSURANCE STATEMENT AND SIAS ANNUAL REPORT 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 592 KB

To consider the Annual Assurance Statement and Internal Audit Annual Report 2022/23 prepared by SIAS.

8.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2022/23 AND LOCAL CODE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To consider the Annual Governance Statement 2022/23 and Local Code of Corporate Governance.

Additional documents:

9.

URGENT PART I BUSINESS

To consider any Part I business accepted by the Chair as urgent.

10.

EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

To consider the following motions –

 

1.          That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in Paragraphs 1 – 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act as amended by Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

 

2.          That Members consider the reasons for the following reports being in Part II and determine whether or not maintaining the exemption from disclosure of the information contained therein outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

11.

PART II MINUTES - AUDIT COMMITTEE - 27 MARCH 2023

To approve as a correct record the Part II Minutes of the meeting of the Audit Committee held on 27 March 2023.

12.

STRATEGIC RISK REGISTER

To note the latest Strategic Risk Register for Stevenage Borough Council and developments on risk management issues.

13.

URGENT PART II BUSINESS

To consider any Part II business accepted by the Chair as urgent.