Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Monday, 3rd October, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Debbie Oldham  0113 37 88656

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Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded).


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-




Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)


Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of the previous meeting - 29th July 2022 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 29th July 2022 for approval as a correct record.


Matters arising from the minutes

To consider any matters arising from the previous minutes.


Annual Assurance - Planning Regulation and Enforcement Arrangements pdf icon PDF 380 KB

The annual assurance report of the Chief Planning Officer, provides assurances in relation to planning decision making and enforcement arrangements. 

Additional documents:


Grant Thornton Annual Report and Value for Money Findings 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 326 KB

The report of the Chief Finance Officer gives the outcome of the audit of the Council’s value for money arrangements, and includes a summary of their audit work to date on the Council’s statement of accounts. The report does not identify any statutory or key recommendations, but it does make a number of recommendations for improvement.


Appendix to follow


Additional documents:


Internal Audit Update Report June-August 2022 pdf icon PDF 319 KB

The report of the Head of Audit provides a source of assurance that the internal control environment is operating as intended through a summary of the Internal Audit activity for the period from June to August 2022.

Additional documents:


Internal Audit Annual Report and Opinion 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 317 KB

The report of the Head of Audit brings to the attention of the Committee, the annual Internal Audit opinion and basis of the Internal Audit assurance for 2021/22. 

Additional documents:


Approval of Annual Governance Statement 21-22 pdf icon PDF 331 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Financial Services supports the fulfilment of the Council’s statuory duty to review its system of internal control, and to produce an Annual Governance Statement.

Additional documents:


Grant Thornton Audit Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 328 KB

The report of the Chief Finance Officer presents Grant Thornton’s Annual Audit Plan for their 2021/22 audit, covering the audit of the Council’s accounts and the process for assessing its arrangements to secure value for money in the use of resources.

Additional documents:


Grant Thornton Audit Risk Assessment Enquiries 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 325 KB

The report of the Chief Finance Officer presents a series of enquiries from Grant Thornton which will inform their audit risk assessment for the 2021/22 audit.

Additional documents:


Corporate Governance and Audit Committee Work Programme 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 325 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Financial Services presents the work programme for the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of next meeting

To note the next meeting of Corporate Governance and Audit Committee will be on Monday 28th November 2022 at 10.00am