AUDIT AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE
At the request of the Leader/Executive, to consider
the annual report, the annual plan the annual management letter of
the External Auditor and any matters arising from the Annual
To authorise the signing of the Letter of
Representation by the Section 151 Officer.
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
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.
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.
To promote standards within the Council and to
monitor the operation of the Code of Conduct.
To establish a Hearing Sub-Committee to hear and
determine complaints of alleged breaches of the Codes of Conduct by
borough or parish councillors referred to it by the Monitoring
To grant dispensations pursuant to Sections 33(2)
(b), (c) and (e) of the Localism Act 2011 as follow:
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,
dispensation is in the interests of persons living in the borough,
it is otherwise appropriate to grant the dispensation.
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
To receive an annual report from the Monitoring
Officer on Standards issues.
HEARING SUB COMMITTEE
To hear and determine complaints of alleged breaches
of the Codes of Conduct by borough or parish councillors referred
to it by the Monitoring Officer in accordance with the Standards
Hearing and Determination Meeting Procedure (Part H of the
Documents which support the Constitution).