Agenda and minutes

Governance & Audit Committee
Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent

Contact: James Clapson 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

    'To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest Form attached at the back of this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that form and hand it to the Officer clerking the meeting and then take the prescribed course of action.'



    There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 65 KB


External Audit Annual Certification Letter 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 92 KB


External Audit 2018/19 Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 430 KB


Internal Audit Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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    Mr Webb, Deputy Head of East Kent Audit Partnership, introduced the report noting that there had been eight internal audit assignments and seven follow up reviews  completed since the last committee meeting.  EKAP’s performance was shown in annex 4 of the report.


    During consideration of the item, it was noted that:

    ·  The assurance rating for performance management had increased to reasonable after the follow up review.

    ·  Mr Webb offered to provide Councillor Messenger with information about a parking permit scheme that would be implemented in April 2019.

    ·  It was agreed that complaint data from previous years would be included in the Complaints Monitoring audit report for comparison purposes.


    Councillor Larkins proposed, Councillor Messenger seconded and Members agreed the recommendations in the report, namely:

    ·  That the report be received by Members.

    ·  That any changes to the agreed 2018-19 internal audit plan, resulting from changes in perceived risk, detailed at point 5.0 of Annex 1 of the attached report be approved.


Internal Audit 2019-20 Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 109 KB


Corporate Risk Register Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 225 KB


Risk Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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    Mr Willis introduced the report which provided the Committee with an update to  the Risk Management Strategy that had been approved in 2015.


    During consideration of the item it was noted that:

    ·  Councillor Ashbee was the Risk Management Champion.

    ·  It was often the case that opportunities came with an associated risk.


    It was proposed by Councillor Campbell, seconded by Councillor Larkins and Members agreed to adopt the revised Risk Management Strategy.


The Local Code of Corporate Governance Update pdf icon PDF 176 KB


Chairman's Annual Report to Council pdf icon PDF 148 KB