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Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date:       Tuesday 30 July 2019

Time:      6.30 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Adkinson (Vice-Chairman), Brindle, 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 March 2019

1 - 9



9.        Question and answer session for members of the public




10.    Minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2019




11.    Committee Work Programme 2019/20

11 - 13



12.    Annual Governance Statement 2018-19

14 - 32



13.    Audit, Governance & Standards Committee Annual Report

33 - 45



14.    Annual Internal Audit Report & Opinion 2018/19

46 - 81



15.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

82 - 96



16.    Treasury Management Annual Review 2018/19

97 - 106



17.    Capital Strategy

107 - 131



18.    External Audit Fee Letter 2019/20

132 - 138



19.    Final Statement of Accounts 2018/19

139 - 239



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