Special - Statement of Accounts, SWT Audit and Governance Committee
Monday, 27th September, 2021 6.15 pm

Venue: The John Meikle Room - The Deane House. View directions

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Declarations of Interest

    To receive and note any declarations of disclosable pecuniary or prejudicial or personal interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

    (The personal interests of Councillors and Clerks of Somerset County Council, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes.)

    Additional documents:


Public Participation

    The Chair to advise the Committee of any items on which members of the public have requested to speak and advise those members of the public present of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.


    For those members of the public who have submitted any questions or statements, please note, a three minute time limit applies to each speaker and you will be asked to speak before Councillors debate the issue.


    Temporary measures during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Due to the temporary legislation (within the Coronavirus Act 2020, which allowed for use of virtual meetings) coming to an end on 6 May 2021, the council’s committee meetings will now take place in the office buildings within the John Meikle Meeting Room at the Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton. Unfortunately due to capacity requirements, the Chamber at West Somerset House is not able to be used at this current moment.  


    Following the Government guidance on measures to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), the council meeting rooms will have very limited capacity.  With this in mind, we will only be allowing those members of the public who have registered to speak to attend the meetings in person in the office buildings, if they wish (we will still be offering to those members of the public that are not comfortable in attending, for their statements to be read out by a Governance and Democracy Case Manager).  Please can we urge all members of the public who are only interested in listening to the debate to view our live webcasts from the safety of their own home to help prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

    Additional documents:


Financial Management Code Compliance and Self-Assessment pdf icon PDF 198 KB


Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 305 KB


Somerset West and Taunton Council Audit Findings Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 223 KB


Assessment of Going Concern for 2020/21 Accounts pdf icon PDF 347 KB

    This matter is the responsibility of Executive Councillor for Corporate Resources, Councillor Ross Henley.


    Report Author:  Paul Fitzgerald, Assistant Director – Finance (S151 Officer) 


    The purpose of the report is to inform the Audit and Governance Committee of the Assistant Director Finance (S151 Officer)’s assessment of Somerset West and Taunton Council as a “going concern” for the purposes of producing the Statement of Accounts for 2020/21. 

    Additional documents:


Somerset West and Taunton Council Statement of Accounts 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 241 KB