Audit and Standards Committee - Tuesday, 16th April, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

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To receive apologies for absence.


Declaration of Interests

To receive declarations of interest.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30 January 2024.


Public Questions

The Chair of the Committee will answer questions from members of the public submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.


deadline for receipt of questions

noon on Wednesday, 10 April 2024


Questions must be submitted to the Chief Executive, Democratic Services,

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud and can be sent by email to



Member Questions

See Agenda Item 4 for deadlines for submission.


Information Governance Framework pdf icon PDF 125 KB

For Committee to consider the changes to the reviewed and consolidated Information Governance (iGov) Framework (2024-2028).


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Safeguarding Audit - Management Update pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To provide the Committee with an update on the progress made against the management actions to address the recommendations.


External Audit Update pdf icon PDF 346 KB

To inform Members of the External Audit activity progress.


Counter Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To present the Audit and Standards Committee an updated Counter Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy for approval and adoption.


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Counter Fraud and Enforcement Unit Fraud Risk Strategy pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To present the Audit and Standards Committee with a Fraud Risk Strategy, so that they may consider the approach taken by the Counter Fraud Partnership.


To provide assurance to the Audit Committee that the risks of fraud committed against the Council are recognised, managed and mitigated for in accordance with Council priorities, and changing fraud trends.

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Counter Fraud and Enforcement Unit Report pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To provide the Committee with assurance over the counter fraud activities of the Council. 


Direct updates will continue to be provided biannually and are presented detailing progress and results for consideration and comment as the body charged with governance in this area.


The report also provides the annual update in relation to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) and the Council’s existing authorisation arrangements.


Treasury Management Q3 report pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To provide an update on treasury management activity as at 31/12/2023.


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Draft 2024-25 Internal Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To provide the Committee with a summary of the draft Risk Based Internal Audit Plan 2023-24, as required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) 2017.


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Update on Annual Governance Statement Action Plan pdf icon PDF 72 KB

This report gives an update on the areas of focus identified for 2023/34 in the Annual Governance Statement 2022/23.

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Standing Items


Corporate Risk Register Update pdf icon PDF 144 KB

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To consider the Work Programme pdf icon PDF 81 KB


Internal Audit Progress Update Report 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To inform Members of the Internal Audit activity progress in relation to the approved Internal Audit Plan 2023-24.


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