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1.            Audit


1.1          To consider the annual report, the annual plan the annual management letter of the External Auditor and any matters arising from the Annual Audit.


1.2          To authorise the signing of the Letter of Representation and the Annual Statement of Accounts by the Section 151 Officer and Chairman of the Audit & Standards Committee.


1.3          To receive and consider at least annually, details of the status of any recommendations made in any report issued by the External Auditor during the year and confirmation from the Section 151 Officer that all agreed recommendations have been implemented.


1.4          To receive and consider the annual Audit Plan, and a report on the status of all recommendations made and of the management actions taken against those recommendations.


1.5          To confirm, as necessary, and monitor compliance with the Code of Corporate Governance at least annually and advise the Council or the Leader/Executive, as appropriate, on any matters it wishes to draw to their attention.


1.6          To receive an annual report from the Monitoring Officer in respect of authorisations granted during the municipal year pursuant to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.


1.7          To maintain oversight of Treasury Management performance.


1.8          To lead on corporate risk, including an annual review of the Corporate Risk Register. 


2.            Standards


2.1          To promote standards within the Council and to monitor the operation of the Code of Conduct.



2.2          To grant dispensations pursuant to Sections 33(2) (b), (c) and (e) of the Localism Act 2011 as follow:


(i)            That without the dispensation the representation of different political groups on the body transacting the particular business would be so upset as to alter the likely outcome of any vote relating to that business, or


(ii)           granting the dispensation is in the interests of persons living in the borough, or


(iii)         it is otherwise appropriate to grant the dispensation.


2.3          To hear and determine appeals against refusal to grant dispensations by the Monitoring Officer pursuant to Sections 33(2)(a) and (d) of the Localism Act 2011.


2.4          To receive an annual report from the Monitoring Officer on Standards issues.