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Members of the Executive shall not be eligible to be
appointed to the Governance Committee and the Chair and Vice Chair
of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee shall not be eligible to be
Chair or Vice Chair of the Governance Committee.
To consider the Head of Internal Audit’s
Annual Report and opinion, and a summary of internal audit activity
(actual and proposed) and the level of assurance it can give over
the Council’s corporate governance arrangements.
To consider summaries of specific internal audit
reports as requested.
To consider reports dealing with the management and
performance of the providers of internal audit services.
To consider a report from internal audit on agreed
recommendations not implemented within a reasonable
To consider the external auditor’s annual
audit letter, relevant reports and the report to those charged with
To consider specific reports as agreed with the
To comment on the scope and depth of external audit
work and to ensure it gives value for money.
To liaise with the Audit
Commission over the appointment of the council’s external
To commission work from the
internal and external audit.
To maintain an overview of the Council’s
constitution in respect of contract procedure rules, financial
regulations and codes of conduct and behaviour.
To review any issue referred to it by the Chief
Executive or a Director, or any council body.
To monitor the effective
development and operation of risk management and corporate
governance in the Council.
To monitor Council policies on
‘raising concerns at work’ and the anti-fraud and
corruption strategy and the Council’s complaints
To oversee the production of the authority’s
Statement on Internal Control and to recommend its
To consider the Council’s arrangements for
corporate governance and agreeing necessary actions to ensure
compliance with best practice.
To consider the Council’s compliance with
own and other published standards and controls.
(a) To approve the annual statement accounts and
report of this Council (with delegated power). To review the annual statement of accounts.
Specifically to consider whether appropriate accounting policies
have been followed and whether there are concerns arising from the
financial statements or from the audit that need to be brought to
the attention of the Council.
(b) To consider the external auditor’s report
to those charged with governance on issues arising from the audit
of the accounts.
To review and recommend amendments to the
Council’s Code of Conduct for Members and procedure for
dealing with complaints.
To receive and hear and make
decisions on standards complaints following
To hear appeals against decisions made at a hearing
of a standards complaint.
To report sanctions imposed on
Members to full Council.
When a complaint is made about a
There is procedure for when a complaint is received
that a Member, Co-opted Member or Parish Member has or may have
failed to comply with the relevant Code of Conduct for Members
within the Council’s Constitution which can be viewed
Complaints about Councillors must be made in writing
by post or email to: –
The Monitoring Officer
Or to firstname.lastname@example.org
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