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Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date: Monday 13 January 2020

Time: 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Adkinson (Vice-Chairman), Brindle, Coulling (Parish Representative), Cox, Daley, Fissenden, Harvey (Chairman), McLoughlin, Perry, Round and Titchener (Parish Representative)


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 18 November 2019

1 - 10



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




10.    Committee Work Programme 2019/20




11.    Housing Benefit Grant Claim

12 - 31



12.    GDPR Action Plan Update

32 - 73



13.    Annual Governance Statement Update

74 - 80



14.    Audit - Declarations of Interest - Update

81 - 85



15.    Annual Risk Management Report

86 - 98



16.    Counter Fraud & Corruption Policy

99 - 114



17.    Anti-Money Laundering Policy and Guidance

115 - 131



18.    Treasury Management, Investment and Capital Strategies 2020/21

132 - 202



19.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

203 - 218




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