Audit and Risk Committee

The Committee meets at least four times yearly and undertakes the following functions:

  • Reviewing and Approving the Authority’s statement of Accounts, Annual Governance Statement and  Statement of Assurance.
  • Discussing the nature and scope of the forthcoming audit with the external auditor.
  • Receiving and commenting on the external auditor's audit completion report and Annual Audit letter.
  • Receiving regular progress reports from Internal Audit and considering the issues and action plans arriving from any audit.
  • Approving the Internal Audit Charter.
  • Considering the report on the annual review of Internal Audit effectiveness.
  • Ensuring all auditors have the full cooperation of staff.
  • Reviewing the Annual Governance Statement prior to its approval.
  • Reviewing and reporting on corporate governance arrangements.
  • Oversight of the risk management process and the corporate risk register.
  • Considering update reports on existing and emerging corporate risks.
  • Considering reports from internal and external audits and inspections.
  • Promoting the value of the audit process.

View the committee papers:

28 October 2020

28 July 2020

18 February 2020

25 October 2019