Corporate Governance and Audit Committee
Monday, 23rd November, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: John Grieve, Governance Services 0113 37 88662 

Link: to View Meeting Recording

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 Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests’

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.



Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 304 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 21st September 2020.



(Copy attached)


Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any Matters Arising from the minutes


Internal Audit Annual Report and Opinion 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 673 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Financial Services which presents the annual Internal Audit opinion and basis of the Internal Audit assurance for 2019/20.




(Report attached)


Approval of Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Financial Services which presents the Annual Governance Statement (AGS), prepared in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.




(Report attached)

Additional documents:


Approval of the Audited Statement of Accounts and Grant Thornton Draft Audit Report pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Financial Services which seeks approval of the Council’s final audited Statement of Accounts following consideration of any material amendments identified by the Council or recommended by the auditors.



(Report attached)


Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To receive a report City Solicitor which notifies Members of the Committee’s Work Programme for 2020/21



(Report attached)

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the next meeting will take place on Monday, 14th December 2020 at 10.00am (Remote Meeting)


Statement of Accounts 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 4 MB