Venue: The Conference Room, Herefordshire Council Offices, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE

Contact: Ben Baugh, Democratic services officer 

Link: Watch this meeting on the Herefordshire Council YouTube channel

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The public's rights to information and attendance at meetings pdf icon PDF 202 KB

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Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.


Named substitutes

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 258 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2022.  The action log for the committee is also attached.

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How to submit questions

Deadline for receipt of questions is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 19 July 2022.

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.  


2021/22 Draft Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To ask the Audit and Governance Committee to note, and comment on as appropriate, the draft, unaudited, Statement of Accounts for 2021/22.

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Update on Internal Audit Recommendations pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To review the progress of audit recommendations implementation.

[Note: This report was deferred at the previous meeting.  The report is the same but updates have been made to elements of Appendix A – Recommendations; changes are shown in a different font colour]

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Internal audit annual report and opinion 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

The purpose of this report is to enable the committee to provide independent assurance on the adequacy of the risk management framework together with the internal control of the financial reporting and annual governance processes.

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Progress report on internal audit activity pdf icon PDF 123 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.  To assure the committee that action is being taken on risk related issues identified by internal audit.

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Update to Finance and Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To review and approve the proposed updates to the Contract Procedure Rules, the Financial Procedure Rules and the Financial Procedure Rules Guidance Notes appended to this report.

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Work programme pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To consider the committee’s work programme.

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Date of next meeting