Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Monday, 20th March, 2023 10.00 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 held on 6th February 2023 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To receive the minutes of the previous meeting held on 6th February 2023 for approval as a correct record.


Matters Arising From The Minutes


Internal Audit Plan 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

The  report of the Chief Officer Financial Services provides Members with the proposed Internal Audit Plan for 2023/24

Additional documents:


Statement of Internal Control in relation to Estate Management pdf icon PDF 127 KB

The report of Chief Asset Management and Regeneration Officer; Chief Officer Civic Enterprise Leeds; and Chief Officer Sustainable Energy and Air Quality to Corporate Governance and Audit Committee sets out assurance in respect of the internal control environment for the Council’s real estate and provides assurances that these arrangements are up to date, fit for purpose, effectively communicated and routinely complied with.

Additional documents:


Grant Thornton Annual Report and IT Audit Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 328 KB

The covering report of the Chief Finance Officer presents two reports from Grant Thornton in relation to their audit work for 2021/22 financial year. The Annual Auditor’s Report and the IT Audit Report.

Additional documents:


Corporate Governance and Audit Committee Work Programme 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Financial Services presents the proposed work programme for the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee for the 2023-24 municipal year, setting out future business for the Committee’s agenda, together with details of when items will be presented.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the next meeting of Corporate Governance and Audit Committee is proposed as 26th June 2023.