Audit and Governance Committee - Tuesday 23 April 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Kennet Room - County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN. View directions

Contact: Tara Hunt  Senior Democratic Services Officer email:

No. Item

Part I

Items to be considered while the meeting is open to the public



Apologies and Membership

a)    To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


b)    To ratify the appointment of two co-opted non-voting members of the Committee.





Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2024.


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Declarations of Interests

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee or Monitoring Officer.



Chairman's Announcements

To receive any further announcements through the Chairman.



Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.



If you would like to make a statement at this meeting on any item on this agenda, please register to do so at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Up to 3 speakers are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes each on any agenda item. Please contact the officer named on the front of the agenda for any further clarification.



To receive any questions from members of the public or members of the Council received in accordance with the constitution.


Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such questions in writing to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Tuesday 16 April 2024 in order to be guaranteed of a written response. In order to receive a verbal response questions must be submitted no later than 5pm onThursday 18 April 2024. Please contact the officer named on the front of this agenda for further advice. Questions may be asked without notice if the Chairman decides that the matter is urgent.


Details of any questions received will be circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting and made available at the meeting and on the Council’s website.



Internal Audit Annual Opinion

To receive the internal audit annual opinion from SWAP.

Supporting documents:


Internal Audit Approach to Audit Planning

To receive the internal audit approach to audit planning from SWAP.

Supporting documents:


Introduction to New Auditors and External Audit Plans 2023/24

To meet the new external auditors (Grant Thornton) and receive the external audit plans 2023/24.

Supporting documents:


Accounting Policies 2023/24

To consider the Accounting Policies for 2023/24.

Supporting documents:


Policy Updates

To consider updates on the following policies:


·         Anti-Fraud Corruption and Bribery

·         Anti-Tax Evasion

·         Anti-Money Laundering

Supporting documents:


Statement of Accounts 2020/21 and AGS 2020/21 Update

To receive an update regarding the Statement of Accounts 2020/21 and the Annual Governance Statement 2020/21.

Supporting documents:


Annual Update to Full Council

To consider a report on drafting an Audit & Governance Committee Annual Update to Full Council.

Supporting documents:


Forward Work Programme

To note the Forward Work Programme

Supporting documents:


Date of Next Meeting

To note that the next ordinary meeting of the Committee will be held on 24 July 2024.


An extraordinary meeting of the Committee has been organised for 11 September 2024.


Urgent Items

Part II