Committee details

Governance and Audit Committee

Purpose of committee

The Audit Committee has responsibility for ensuring that sufficient checks are in place to identify any potential misconduct within the authority. The Committee consists of 11 councillors and includes one lay member who is not a councillor. The committee’s main responsibilities include:


  • Approving the internal audit strategy, plan & performance
  • Review internal audit reports and seek assurances of change where required
  • Consider the reports of external audit and inspection agencies
  • Consider the effectiveness of the authority’s risk management arrangements
  • Maintain an overview of the Council’s Constitution in respect of contract procedure rules and financial regulations
  • Make recommendations, as appropriate, to Cabinet and Council on any matters reported through the Audit Committee.



Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services.

Phone: 01633 644219