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Apologies for Absence.


Declarations of Interest.

To receive declarations of interest from Members including the terms(s) of any Grant(s) of Dispensation.



Confirmation of the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 478 KB


Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce his decision as to whether there are any urgent items and their position on the agenda.



References from Other Committees (IF ANY)

There are presently no references from other Committees for the Board to consider.



Member Development Briefing

At the Board meeting held on 17 July 2019 Members agreed a programme of ‘bit-sized’ training sessions to be held prior to future Board meetings, to commence in October 2019 [Min. No. 13 refers].


As such, Members will receive a short briefing on Internal Audit Standards as part of the agreed Member Development Programme.



Internal Audit Self-Assessment pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide Members with the outcomes of the internal self-assessment undertaken in August 2019 against the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS). The report also includes an update and progress made to date to address the findings from the 2018 self-assessments (internal and external).

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Report from the External Auditor pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To present to the Board the updated Audit Findings Report and 2018/19 Annual Audit Letter from the Council’s External Auditors Grant Thornton UK.

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Annual Report 2018/2019 of the Monitoring Officer on the Review of Ethical Governance Arrangements and Ancillary Matters pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To review the Council’s ethical governance arrangements and ancillary matters as set out in Appendix A to the attached report from the Head of Legal Services.

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Complaints Monitoring and Procedure Review - 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To provide Members with information on the Council’s Corporate Complaints Procedure, including the number and nature of complaints received in respect of the services provided by the Council, during the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

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Internal Audit Update Report (October 2019) pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The report provides Members of the Audit Board with an update on the Audit Partnership, including Internal Audit activity, service developments and progress towards delivery of the 2019/20 Audit Plan.

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Selective Invoice Checks pdf icon PDF 138 KB

During the Board meeting held on 17 July 2019 Members selected 5 (five) creditor payments for checking. This report summarises the findings of that exercise and provides Members with the opportunity to select further payments for checking.