Audit Committee - Thursday, 24 November 2022 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Fiona Connelly  Email:

Link: Members of the public may hear the proceedings by tuning into the Council's YouTube channel

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Apologies and Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutions.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2022.


Disclosures of Interest

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


Review of the Internal Audit Charter pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To review and approve the Internal Audit Charter.

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Corporate Risk Management pdf icon PDF 348 KB

To consider the significant strategic risks and issues highlighted in the report from the Internal Audit Manager.

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The Council's Risk Exposure to Wider Externalities and Impact pdf icon PDF 525 KB

To receive and note a report on the Council’s risk exposure to wider externalities from the Internal Audit Manager.

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Interim Internal Audit Report pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To receive and note the interim internal audit report from the Internal Audit Manager which summarises work undertaken by the service during the period April to October 2022.


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Confidential Reporting Code pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To note a review of the Confidential Reporting Code (Whistleblowing Policy) and to consider agreement to retain the current policy.

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Appointment of Independent Person to Audit Committee

To receive a verbal update on the appointment of an Independent Person to the Audit Committee.


Procurement Action Plan Update pdf icon PDF 333 KB

To note the progress of the actions in the Procurement Action Plan.

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Audit Committee Training Needs

To consider and discuss the training needs of the Audit Committee.


Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To consider and approve the forward plan for the remainder of the municipal year.


VFM Task Group Update

To receive a verbal update from the Deputy Chief Executive.