Audit Committee - Monday, 20th November, 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 171 KB

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


Action sheet pdf icon PDF 77 KB


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 14 November 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 17 November 2023.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To note the work programme.


21/22 External Audit - Grant Thornton verbal update.


Treasury Management Mid-Year Report pdf icon PDF 594 KB


Q2 Corporate Risk Report pdf icon PDF 245 KB

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Internal Audit Half Year Report 23/24 pdf icon PDF 262 KB

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Counter Fraud Update pdf icon PDF 192 KB

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Audit Committee's Half Year Report to Full Council 23/24 (Draft) pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Internal Audit Quality Assurance Improvement Programme pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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Internal Audit Plan 23/24 Q 4 Priorities pdf icon PDF 186 KB

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Procurement Compliance Update pdf icon PDF 181 KB


10 Minute Comfort Break


DSG Deficit Reduction Programme pdf icon PDF 2 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) 3 (respectively) of Part 1 of schedule 12A of the Act.


DSG Defecit Reduction Programme - Exempt Information