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Audit and Governance Committee 21-JUL-2016

21 July 2016 at 6:30pm in Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

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Declarations of Interest



Minutes of the Committee's Meeting of 19 April 2016

pdf icon Minutes 19 April 2016 [35kb]


Health & Safety - Additional Safeguards Employed Following the Incident at the Willows and Revised Health, Safety & Staff Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2019

This report outlines actions taken and additional safeguards put in place reflecting the learning points from a recent critical incident and the risks of any such incident from recurring. This report also appends an updated Health, Safety and Staff Wellbeing Strategy.

pdf icon Item 3 [37kb]

pdf icon Item 3 App 1 [55kb]

pdf icon Item 3 App 2 [18kb]

pdf icon Item 3 App 3 [369kb]

pdf icon Item 3 App 4 [91kb]

pdf icon Item 3 App 5 [254kb]


Budget Monitoring 2016/17

This report regarding the Council's budget monitoring position at the end of May 2016 was prepared for the Policy Committee meeting on 18 July 2016 and is now presented to the Audit & Governance Committee for information.

pdf icon Item 4 [114kb]


Draft Outturn Position 2015/16 

This report, presented to the Policy Committee on 13 June 2016, sets out the draft budget outturn position for the 2015-16 accounts for the Council showing budget variances since the February Council report.

pdf icon Item 5 [252kb]


External Auditors Update 

This is a progress report from EY, the Council's external auditor.

pdf icon Item 6 [96kb]


Internal Audit Annual Assurance Report

This report presents the annual assurance report of the Chief Auditor required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

pdf icon Item 7 [36kb]

pdf icon Item 7x [258kb]


Annual Governance Statement 2015/2016 and Implementation Plan

This report presents the draft Annual Governance Statement publication of which is required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

pdf icon Item 8 [65kb]

pdf icon Item 8 A1 [104kb]

pdf icon Item 8 A2 [56kb]


Audit & Investigations Quarterly Progress Report

This report provides the Committee with an update on key findings from Internal Audit reports issued since the last quarterly progress report in April 2016.

pdf icon Item 9 [106kb]


Treasury Outturn Report 2015/16 & Related Update

A report presenting the 2015/16 on treasury activities. A short presentation will be made at the Committee to highlight key treasury management issues.

pdf icon Item 10 [219kb]

pdf icon Item 10 Treasury Outturn report [537kb]


Strategic Risk Register - Quarter One

This report provides an update on the first quarter status of the Council's 2016/17 Strategic Risk Register, in line with the requirements of the Council's risk management strategy.

pdf icon Item 11 [117kb]

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