MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
28 SEPTEMBER 2022
REPORT OF THE AUDIT, GOVERNANCE AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE TO BE HELD ON 27 SEPTEMBER 2022
AUDIT, GOVERNANCE AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE – ANNUAL REPORT TO COUNCIL 2021/22
At its meeting to be held on 27 September 2022, the Audit, Governance and Standards Committee will be asked to agree its annual report to Council 2021/22.
The production and presentation of an annual report is required by the Committee’s Terms of Reference. The purpose of the report is to outline where the Committee has gained assurance during the year, particularly over areas of governance, risk management, Standards, and internal control.
The annual report is attached as Appendix A.
The report concludes that based on the activity during the year, the Audit, Governance and Standards Committee can demonstrate that it has appropriately and effectively fulfilled its duties during 2021/22. The Committee has worked in partnership with the Council’s Internal and External Auditors and received support from Officers. This has provided robust and effective independent assurance to the Council on a wide range of risk, governance and internal control issues.
The recommendation of the Committee will be reported orally at the meeting.
Appendix A – Audit, Governance and Standards Committee Annual Report 2021/22