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

Contact: Ben Baugh, Democratic services officer 

Link: watch the recording of this meeting on the Herefordshire Council YouTube Channel

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

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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 145 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 27 October 2021.  The action log for the committee is also attached.

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How to submit questions

The deadline for receipt of questions is 5.00 pm on Thursday 18 November 2021 (three clear working days before the day of the meeting).


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


Accepted questions and the responses 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.  


Retender of external audit contracts pdf icon PDF 234 KB

For the committee to consider the options available to them in relation to the retender of the external audit contract and to recommend to Council their preferred option.


2020/21 external audit findings report pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To consider the external auditors audit findings report for the year ended 31 March 2021.

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2020/21 Statement of accounts pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To approve the 2020/21 statement of accounts and associated letter of representation to Grant Thornton, the external auditors.

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Update on internal audit recommendations pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To review the progress of audit recommendations implementation.

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Corporate risk register pdf icon PDF 473 KB

To consider the status of the council’s corporate risk register in order to monitor the effectiveness of risk management within the performance management framework.

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Annual review of the council's information access and information governance requirements pdf icon PDF 528 KB

To inform the committee of performance in the areas of complaints, data incidents and requests for information made to the council over the municipal year 2020/21.


Whistleblowing policy review pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To review the council’s whistleblowing policy.


Work programme update pdf icon PDF 203 KB

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

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Date of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is 25 January 2022.