The Audit and Governance
Committee is made up of 11 councillors. It is responsible for
governance and audit and for ensuring probity, propriety and ethics
in the organisation.
Audit: among its duties the
committee agrees internal and external audit plans; reviews and
approves the annual Statement of Accounts; considers any matters
referred by the Section 151 officer.
Governance: duties include
overseeing risk management; makes recommendations on major changes
to the Constitution; checks the council complies with its own and
other standards; monitors and audits the council’s equalities
and diversity policies.
The committee’s role
and functions are set out in the Terms of Reference in the