Agenda and decisions

Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Friday 8th March 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - 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.


Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillor Harry McCarthy, Councillor Melanie Stephen and Councillor Paul Davies (Ex-Officio)


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Toapprovethe Minutesofthemeetingof the Committeeheld on 19th January 2024.


RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the meeting held on 19th January 2024 be approved as a correct record.


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.


Councillor John Taylor declared ‘an other’ interest as a Member of the Housing Improvement Board.


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.


All items were considered in public session.



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. 




There were no deputations or petitions received.


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.


No questions were asked.


Representation on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To receive an update on representation on outside bodies.


Contact: Leigh Webb, Head of Governance.

Additional documents:


RESOLVED: That the update on Representation of Outside Bodies be received and noted.


Annual Governance Statement 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To consider the Annual Governance Statement 2022/23.


Contact: Simon Straker, Audit Manager

Additional documents:


RESOLVED: That the Annual Governance Statement 2022/23 be recevied and noted.


Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the Audit Progress Report and Sector Update ending March 2024.


Contact: Grant Thornton, External Auditor.


RESOLVED: That the Audit Progress Report and Sector Update be received and noted.