Agenda Template

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date:       Monday 18 March 2019

Time:      6.30 p.m.

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors    Bartlett, Coulling (Parish Representative), Cox, Daley, Harvey (Vice-Chairman), McLoughlin (Chairman), Perry, Purle, Titchener (Parish Representative) 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 14 January 2019

1 - 9



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




10.    Committee Work Programme 2019/20




11.    Housing Benefit Grant Claim

10 - 17



12.    Contract Management Update

18 - 24



13.    Internal Audit & Assurance Plan 2019/20

25 - 53



14.    External Auditor's Audit Plan 2018/19

54 - 74



15.    External Audit Progress Report - March 2019

75 - 93



16.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

94 - 108




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