SWT Audit and Governance Committee
Monday, 13th March, 2023 6.15 pm

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

Contact: Amy Tregellas, Email: 

Webcast: View the webcast

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Minutes of the previous meeting of the Audit and Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 239 KB


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.)

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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.

    We are now live webcasting most of our committee meetings and you are welcome to view and listen to the discussion. The link to each webcast will be available on the meeting webpage, but you can also access them on the Somerset West and Taunton webcasting website.

    Additional documents:


Audit and Governance Committee Action/Recommendation Tracker pdf icon PDF 177 KB


External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 129 KB


SWAP Internal Audit - Outturn Report 2022/23 Internal Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 401 KB

    This matter is the responsibility of the Portfolio Holder for Communications and Corporate Resources, Cllr Benet Allen.


    Report Author: Alastair Woodland, Assistant Director, SWAP Internal Audit Services


    The Internal Audit function plays a central role in corporate governance by providing assurance to the Audit and Governance Committee, looking over financial controls and checking on the probity of the organisation.


    The 2022-23 Annual Internal Audit Plan is to provide independent and objective assurance on SWT Internal Control Environment. This work will support the Annual Governance Statement.

    Additional documents:


Internal Audit Annual Audit Opinion Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 400 KB


Summary of Level 1 and 2 Audit Actions Progress pdf icon PDF 225 KB


Fraud Outturn Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 253 KB


Annual Governance Statement 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 299 KB


Health and Safety Update pdf icon PDF 354 KB


Landlord Compliance Report pdf icon PDF 462 KB


Audit and Governance Committee Chair's Annual Report 2022/23 - For Information Only pdf icon PDF 396 KB