Audit Committee - Monday, 25th September, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Allison Taylor  0117 92 22237

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Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 103 KB


Apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.


Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 177 KB

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


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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Public Forum pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item


Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-


Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by 5 pm on 19 September 2023.


Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on 22 September 2023.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To note the work programme.


Grant Thornton ISA 260 Report pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Appendix 1: Grant Thornton’s Audit Report 2021/22

Additional documents:


Statement of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Appendix 1 Statement of Accounts 2021/22 – to follow

Appendix 2 Letter of Representation  - to follow


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Internal Audit Activity Report pdf icon PDF 194 KB

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Internal Audit Q3 Priorities pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Additional documents:


Treasury Management Annual Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 500 KB


Risk Management Annual Report 22/23 pdf icon PDF 332 KB


Q2 Corporate Risk Report - To follow


Audit Committee Corporate Risk Deep dive - CRR13 (MTFP) pdf icon PDF 209 KB


Annual Report of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Additional documents:


Digital Transformation Programme Update. pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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Update regarding Governance changes relating to the councils wholly owned companies. - September 2023 pdf icon PDF 447 KB


Bristol City Council Trading Companies Annual Comprehensive Assurance statements pdf icon PDF 11 MB


Exclusion of Press and Public

That under s.100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it (they) involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) *insert paragraph here* (respectively) of Part 1 of schedule 12A of the Act.


Exempt Information relating to BWC


FM Code Compliance Final (Annual Governance Statement 2022/23) -For information only pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Refreshed to incorporate the External Auditors VFM recommendations