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Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date:       Monday 16 March 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 13 January 2020

1 - 7



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




10.    Questions from Members to the Chairman (if any)




11.    Complaints Received Under the Members' Code of Conduct

8 - 11



12.    Fraud & Compliance Team Update

12 - 17



13.    Internal Audit & Assurance Plan 2020/21

18 - 47



14.    Anti-Money Laundering Policy and Guidance

48 - 64



15.    External Audit Plan 2019/20

65 - 86



16.    External Audit - Progress Report and Sector Update March 2020

87 - 112



17.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

113 - 127




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