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TermsofReference pdf icon PDF 78 KB


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Panel.


Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 26th February 2019.


No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.


Terms of Reference & Draft Work Programme 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

The Panel is requested to note the Terms of Reference and approve the work programme for the Audit and Risk Management Panel for 2019/20.





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Internal Audit & Anti-Fraud Performance 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

The panel is asked to:

·          Note Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud performance in relation to the delivery of the Royal Borough’s Internal Audit Plan and the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, for the year 2018/19.

·          Note the Head of Internal Audit opinion on the soundness of the control environment in place within the Royal Borough as one part of the overall assurance assessment provided to Members as part of the Annual Governance Statement.




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Audit Enquiries to those charged with Governance pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Grant Thornton has issued a request that seeks the Panel’s views in relation to matters of governance as part of its annual audit.  The Panel is asked to note the response from the Chair.





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Annual Governance Statement 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

The Panel is requested to receive the Annual Governance Statement (AGS), incorporating the Code of Corporate Governance, and make comments prior to approval of the 2018/19 Statement of Accounts.

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Draft Statement of Accounts 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

The Panel is asked to:

·     Consider and comment upon the authority’s draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019.

·     Note that the Pension Fund accounts were being specifically considered by the Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel on 17 June 2019.

·     Note that the whole accounts were also being considered by Cabinet on 12 June 2019.





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Internal Audit Plan 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The Panel to receive details of the Internal Audit Plan for 2019/20.


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Whistleblowing Policy pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Panel is asked to note the Royal Borough’s Whistleblowing Policy and the work undertaken in respect of its continued review.

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External Audit Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 47 KB


To note the external audit plan for the authority (Appendix A) and pension fund (Appendix B) for 2018/19.



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Auditor Progress Report / Update - Spring 2019 and Fee Letter 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 37 KB


To note the external auditors progress report (Appendix A). To note the external auditors management fee for 2019/20 (Appendix B).





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