Audit and Pensions Committee - Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7.00 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Meeting Room 1 (2nd Floor) - 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA. View directions

Contact: David Abbott 

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to note any outstanding actions.


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.


Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.


External Audit Plan 2019/20 and Progress Report pdf icon PDF 104 KB

This report presents the plan of the Council’s external auditor, Grant Thornton, for the audit of the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts and a report on progress in delivering their responsibilities as external auditors.


NOTE: This item was published on 12/03/2020

Additional documents:


Risk Management Highlight Report pdf icon PDF 478 KB

This report provides an update on risk management across the Council.


Internal Audit Update Report pdf icon PDF 416 KB

This report summarises internal audit activity in respect of audit reports issued and follow ups undertaken up to 28 February 2020, reflecting the positive impact of the increased focus on assurance and risk management, led by the Chief Executive.


Internal Audit Plan 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

This report presents the draft Audit Plan for 2020/21 for comment.

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Dates of future meetings

The following meeting dates have been scheduled for 2020/21:

·         20 July 2020

·         15 September 2020

·         1 December 2020

·         15 March 2021