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Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date:       Monday 19 March 2018

Time:      6.30 p.m.

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors    Adkinson, Butler, Coulling (Parish Representative), English

                  (Vice-Chairman), Fissenden, Mrs Gooch, Harvey, McLoughlin (Chairman), Perry and Webb


The Chairman will assume that all Members will read the reports before attending the meeting. Officers are asked to assume the same when introducing reports.




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1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Urgent Items




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.        Disclosures of Lobbying




7.        To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information




8.        Minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2018

1 - 9



9.        Questions and answer session for members of the public (if any)




10.    Committee Work Programme




11.    Complaints Received Under the Members' Code of Conduct

10 - 13



12.    General Data Protection Regulation Preparation Update

14 - 25



13.    Internal Audit & Assurance Plan 2018/19

26 - 61



14.    Annual Accounts Preparation

62 - 66



15.    External Audit Progress Report March 2018

67 - 88



16.    External Auditor's Audit Plan 2017/18

89 - 109



17.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

110 - 123



18.    Appointment to Enforcement Sub-Committee Established by a Memorandum of Understanding in Relation to the Developments at Brunswick Street and Union Street

124 - 128




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