Committee details

SWT Audit and Governance Committee

Purpose of committee

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 Constitution.

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Andrew Randell Email: a.randell@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk.