Audit Committee - Thursday, 29 July 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

Contact: Chris Curtis  Email:

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from Councillors in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for members.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 March 2021 as a correct record.



Recruitment of Independent Person pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To consider a report setting out the proposed process for the appointment of an Independent Member to the Audit Committee.  


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Establishment of the Value for Money Working Group pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider the establishment of the Value for Money Working Group following the change to a Committee system form of governance.


Covid-19 Risk Considerations pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider and note the report of the Internal Audit Manager on the risks and opportunities faced by the Council in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Corporate Risk Management pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To note the report by the Internal Audit Manager.


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Annual Internal Audit Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 351 KB

To consider and note the Annual Internal Audit report for 2020-21.


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Annual Governance Statement 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider and approve the Annual Governance Statement for 2020-21.


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Counter Fraud, Bribery & Corruption Strategy pdf icon PDF 325 KB

To review and recommend to Council the changes proposed to the Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Strategy (previously the Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Strategy).


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Committee Work Programme 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider and approve the work programme for the municipal year


External Audit update

To receive an update on external audit matters.