Agenda

Eastbourne Borough Council Audit and Governance Committee - Thursday, 18th July, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Court Room at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

Note: DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE LIVE WEBCAST THIS EVENING, BUT A RECORDING WILL BE UPLOADED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE. 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee.

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2.

Apologies for absence/declaration of substitute members

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3.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPIs) by members as required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests as required by the Code of Conduct.

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4.

Questions by members of the public.

On matters not already included on the agenda and for which prior written notice has been given (total time allowed 15 minutes).

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5.

Urgent items of business.

The Chairman to notify the Committee of any items of urgent business to be added to the agenda.

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6.

Right to address the meeting/order of business.

The Chairman to report any requests received to address the Committee from a member of the public or from a Councillor in respect of an item listed below and to invite the Committee to consider taking such items at the commencement of the meeting.

 

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7.

External Audits Update pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Performance.

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8.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Performance.

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9.

Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Report for the financial year 2023-2024 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor.

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10.

Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor.

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11.

External Audit Plan 2023/24 Accounts pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Performance.

 

(This report contains an exempt appendix. Any discussion of these must take place following exclusion of the public.)

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12.

Exclusion of the public

The Chief Executive considers that discussion of the following items is likely to disclose exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and may therefore need to take place in private session. The exempt information reasons are shown beneath the items listed below. Furthermore, in relation to paragraph 10 of Schedule 12A, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. (The requisite notices having been given under regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.)

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13.

External Audit Plan 2023/24 Accounts - Exempt Appendix 3

Report of the Director of Finance and Performance and External Auditor, Grant Thornton.

 

Exempt information reason 3 – Information relating to the financial and business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

14.

Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Audit and Governance Committee is scheduled to be held on 25th September 2024 in the Court Room, Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, commencing at 6:00pm

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