Audit and Standards Committee
Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Burnley Town Hall

Contact: Imelda Grady  Democracy Officer

No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting.


Additional Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered as a matter of urgency.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members relating to any item on the agenda, in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Conduct.


Exclusion of the Public

To determine during which items, if any, the public are to be excluded from the meeting.


Public Question Time

To consider questions, statements or petitions from Members of the Public.

Public Items


Complaint against a Member under the Council's Code of Conduct. pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To report the decision of the Audit and Standards Sub Committee Hearing Panel in relation to the conduct of Councillor Hosker, and to inform the Committee of Councillor Hosker’s response to the sanctions imposed by the Hearing Panel.


External Audit Progress Report

Report to follow.


The External Auditors Certification Letter pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To receive the External Auditor’s certification letter for housing benefit work.


The Draft Audit Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 550 KB

To consider the External Auditor’s draft Audit Plan for the year ending 31st March 2019.


Final Accounts 2018/19 Arrangements pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To update members on the arrangements to date and the implication of the changes required for the Council ahead of the closure of the 2018/19 accounts.  To seek approval of the accounting policies to be used in producing the Statement of Accounts; and to set a date for the accounts workshop for members.

Additional documents:


Annual Governance Statement Arrangements 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider the proposed arrangements to provide assurance for the Annual Governance Statement 2018/19.

Additional documents:


Internal Audit 2018/19 Quarter 2 Progress Report pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the work undertaken by Internal Audit for the period 1st July to 30th September 2018.

Additional documents:


Fraud Risk Assessment pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the current fraud trends that affect the public sector.


Strategic Risk Register 2018/19 Report pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To consider the current Strategic Risk Register.

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To consider the Work Programme for the current year.


Late report Agenda Item 8 - External Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 492 KB