Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Friday 24th November 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 apologies for absence from those Members who are unable to attend the meeting and details of substitutions and for whom they are attending. to the Committee membership.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Toapprovethe Minutesofthemeetingof the Committeeheld on 29 September 2023.


Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 22 KB

Members will be asked to say if there are any items on the Agenda in which they have any disclosable pecuniary interests or any other interests, which may prevent them from participating in any discussion of the items or participating in any vote upon the items.


Admission of the Public

Most agenda items take place in public. This only changes where there is a need to consider exempt information, as contained at Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. You will be informed at this point which items are to be recommended for exclusion and to be resolved by the Committee.



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.


Half Yearly Monitoring report on Treasury Management 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the mid-year treasury management activities 2023-24.


Contact: James Anderson, Head of Accountancy

               Rachel Firth, Finance Manager.


Audit Findings Report 2023 pdf icon PDF 7 MB

To consider the Audit Findings report 2023.


Contact: Grant Thornton, External Auditor.


Approval of the Council's final accounts 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 498 KB

To consider the Council’s final accounts for 2022-23.


Contact: James Anderson, Head of Accountancy.

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Statutory Polling District & Places Review pdf icon PDF 372 KB

To consider amendments to the polling district boundaries and places following statutory public consultation.


Contact: Laura Burrell, Electoral Services Manager.

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Information Governance Annual Report 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To receive an update on the Information Governance service and offer to the Council.


Contact: Erin Wood – Information Governance Manager & Data Protection Officer.

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Quarterly Report of Internal Audit Q2 2023-24 July 2023 - September 2023 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To receive the internal audit quarter 2 report 2023-24.


Contact: Martin Dearnley, Head of Risk.

Additional documents:


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.


Quarterly Report of Internal Audit Quarter 2 2023-24 - July 2023 to September 2023

This report is recommended for consideration in private because the information contained in it is exempt information within part 1 of 71 - 80 Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 namely that the report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information and providing greater openness in the Council’s decision making.


Exempt appendix in relation to agenda item 12.