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Published on 16 July 2019



Audit, Governance and Standards Committee


Date:                Wednesday 24 July 2019


Time:               7:30 pm


Place:              The Committee Room, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2AQ (Please note venue)



Members of the Committee


Councillors Yogan Yoganathan (Chair), Mark Beynon (Vice-Chair), Rowena Bass, Jaesung Ha and Caroline Kerr



Independent Member        Paul Eardley


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Meeting information




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Recording of the meeting


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Question Time


Up to 15 minutes are available at the start of the meeting to deal with questions which have been submitted to the Chair from members of the public.    Questions should be submitted in writing before the meeting or handed in at the start of the meeting on the green forms provided.  Where a full reply cannot be given orally at the meeting, a written reply will be sent to the questioner and members of the Committee.

Any questions directed to the external auditors – Grant Thornton - on which it is not possible to give an immediate response will be noted and responded to in writing.




Apologies for Absence and Substitutions






Declarations of Interest








To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 2 May 2019.





Statement of Accounts and Audit 2018-19

Appendix A

To review the outcome of the Audit of Accounts and Pension Fund Accounts for 2018/19 and approve the audited accounts for publication.





Annual Governance Statement 2018/19

Appendix B

To consider for approval and subsequent sign off by the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive, the Council’s Annual Governance Statement for the year 2018/19.





Corporate Risk Register and Risk Monitoring

Appendix C

To provide the Committee with an update on high priority risks identified by directorate management teams, mitigating action being taken, and on the arrangements for further dissemination of risks to relevant Strategic Committees.





Treasury Management Annual Report 2018-19

Appendix D

To inform the Committee of the Council’s Treasury Management activities and

performance for 2018 -19.





Review of the Code of Corporate Governance

Appendix E

To consider the revised local Code of Corporate Governance





Annual Internal Audit and Fraud Report 2018/19

Appendix F

To note the Annual Internal Audit and Fraud Report





Anti Fraud & Anti Corruption Strategy Review

Appendix G

To review the Council’s Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Strategy.





Member Code of Conduct Annual Report

Appendix H

To report a summary of the Code of Conducts complaints received

by the Council’s Monitoring Officer during 2017 & 2018, recommend the renewal of the appointment of the Independent Persons and provide a briefing on the recent Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.




Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair






Exclusion of the Press and Public


The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:


To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph x of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.




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