Venue: Online meeting only

Contact: Caroline Marshall 

No. Item

The public rights to information and attendance at meetings pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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The Nolan Principles pdf icon PDF 14 KB


Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.


Named substitutes (if any)

To receive details any details of members nominated to attend the meeting in place of a member of the committee.


Declarations of interest

To receive declarations of interests in respect of Schedule 1, Schedule 2 or Other Interests from members of the committee in respect of items on the agenda.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 17 November 2020.

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How to submit questions

Deadline for receipt of questions is 5.00 pm on 20 January 2021 (3 clear working days from date of meeting).


Questions must be submitted to Questions sent to any other address may not be accepted.


Accepted questions and the response to them will be published as a supplement to the agenda papers prior to the meeting. Further information and guidance is available at



Questions from members of the public

To receive questions from members of the public.  


Questions from councillors

To receive any questions from councillors.  


External audit progress report pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To provide the committee with a progress update of the work being undertaken by the external auditor, Grant Thornton.

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Progress report on 2020/21 internal audit plan pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To update members on the progress of internal audit work and to bring to their attention any key internal control issues arising from work recently completed. To enable the committee to monitor performance of the internal audit team against the approved plan.

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Re-thinking governance working group - progress update pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To update the committee on the progress of the re-thinking governance working group.

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Anti Fraud and Corruption annual report pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To consult with the committee on the proposed updated Counter Fraud and Corruption Strategy 2021-2024 and to give an annual report on the key risks within the council and how these are being addressed or managed.

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Update to Finance and Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To approve the updates to the contract procedure rules, at appendix 2, the financial procedure rules, attached at appendix 4, and the financial procedure rules guidance notes attached at appendix 6. The rules were last updated and approved by the committee in January 2020.


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Work programme update pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To provide an update on the work programme for the committee.

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