Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Friday 29th September 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 3 - Town Hall, Huddersfield. View directions

Contact: Nicola Sylvester  Email:

No. Item


Membership of the Committee

To receive any apologies for absence, or details of substitutions to the Committee membership.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 431 KB

Toapprovethe Minutesofthemeetingof the Committeeheld on 14 July 2023 and 12 September 2023.

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 22 KB

Committee Members will be asked to advise if there are any items on the Agenda in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, which would prevent them from participating in any discussion or vote on an item, or any other interests.



Admission of the Public

Most debates take place in public.  This only changes where there is a need to consider certain issues, for instance, commercially sensitive information or details concerning an individual.  You will be told at this point whether there are any items on the agenda which are to be discussed in private, by  virtue of the reports containing information which falls within a category of exempt information as contained at Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.



The Committee will receive any petitions and/or deputations from members of the public. A deputation is where up to five people can attend the meeting and make a presentation on some particular issue of concern. A member of the public can also submit a petition at the meeting relating to a matter on which the body has powers and responsibilities.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10, Members of the Public must submit a deputation in writing, at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting and shall subsequently be notified if the deputation shall be heard. A maximum of four deputations shall be heard at any one meeting. 




Public Question Time

To receive any public questions.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11, the period for the asking and answering of public questions shall not exceed 15 minutes.


Any questions must be submitted in writing at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting.


Corporate Governance and Audit Committee Annual Report pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To consider the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee Annual report.


Contact: Nicola Sylvester, Principal Governance and Democracy Engagement Officer.



Corporate Customer Standards Annual Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 534 KB

To receive an update on Corporate Customer Standards complaint handling for the year 2022/23.


Contact: Chris Read, Corporate Customer Standards Officer


Annual Report on bad debt write-offs 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 612 KB

To consider the Annual Report on bad debt write offs 2022/23.


Contact: Sarah Brown, Acting Head of Welfare & Exchequer Services

               Mark Stanley, Senior Manager, Welfare & Exchequer Services.



Audit Findings Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 7 MB

To consider the Audit Findings Report 2021/22.


Contact: Grant Thornton, External Auditor


Annual Governance Statement 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 352 KB

To consider the Annual Governance Statement 2022/23.


Contact: Simon Straker, Audit Manager.

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Internal Audit Update 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 292 KB

To receive the Internal Audit Update 2023/24.


Contact: Martin Dearnley, Head of Risk & Internal Audit.

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Exclusion of the Public

To resolve that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.


Internal Audit Update 2023/24

Exempt appendix in relation to agenda item 12.