The Chairman of the Audit, Standards and Governance Committee in the 2021/22 municipal year, Councillor L. Mallett, presented the Committee’s Annual Report for Members’ consideration.
Council was advised that the Audit, Standards and Governance Committee had a very important role. The Committee ensured the independence of controls on corporate governance and that appropriate mechanisms were in place at the Council to manage the authority’s finances and monitor risk mitigation. There had been challenges during the year, mainly due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic had also impacted on the audit function at the Council.
Councillor Mallett thanked the other members of the Audit, Standards and Governance Committee for their hard work during the year. Representatives of the external auditors, Grant Thornton, the Internal Audit team, Democratic Services and the Financial Services team were also thanked for their hard work and support.
During consideration of this item, the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Governance thanked the Audit, Standards and Governance Committee for their work in 2021/22. Members were advised that the work of the Committee was vital and the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Governance highlighted his plans to improve the presentation of figures to the Committee in the 2022/23 municipal year.
RESOLVED that the Audit, Standards and Governance Committee’s Annual Report for 2021/22 be noted.