Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Monday, 25th September, 2023 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Debbie Oldham  0113 37 88656

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No. Item


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 - 24th July 2023 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To receive the minutes of the previous meeting held on 24th July 2023 for approval.


Matters Arising From The Minutes


Annual assurance report on planning decision making and enforcement arrangements pdf icon PDF 412 KB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer provides assurance that the Council’s arrangements for dealing with and determining planning and enforcement matters are up to date, fit for purpose, effectively communicated and routinely complied with .

Additional documents:


Annual Assurance Report on Decision Making pdf icon PDF 407 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Financial Services is the annual report to the Committee concerning the Council’s decision-making arrangements and provides assurances that the Council’s arrangements are up to date, fit for purpose, effectively communicated, and routinely complied with.

Additional documents:


Internal Update Report April - August 2023 pdf icon PDF 332 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Financial Services 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 April to August 2023.

Additional documents:


Approval of Annual Governance Statement 2023 pdf icon PDF 331 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Financial Services seeks approval of the Annual Governance Statement and Action Plan for 2023.

Additional documents:


Corporate Governance and Audit Committee Work Programme 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 326 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Financial Services presents the work programme for the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee, setting out the Committee’s agenda and dates when items are to be presented.

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Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the next meeting of Corporate Governance and Audit Committee will be on Monday 27th November 2023 at 10.30am