West Berkshire Council


Venue: Council Chamber Council Offices Market Street Newbury

Contact: Andy Day/Moira Fraser/Stephen Chard 

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To receive apologies for inability to attend the meeting (if any).


Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of this Committee held on 17 June 2019.


Declarations of Interest

To remind Members of the need to record the existence and nature of any personal, disclosable pecuniary or other registrable interests in items on the agenda, in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Purpose: To consider the Forward Plan for the next 12 months.

Governance Matters


Internal Audit Annual Assurance Report 2019/19 (GE3625) pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Purpose: The Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) require the Audit Manager to make a formal annual report to those charged with governance within the Council.

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Annual Governance Statement (GE3627) pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Purpose: To allow the Committee to review the Annual Governance Statement before it is signed by the Leader and Chief Executive.

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West Berkshire Council Financial Statements 2018/19 (GE3624) pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Purpose: To provide Members with the final copy of the Council’s Financial Statements.

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Financial Year 2018/19 Going Concern Assessment (GE3781) pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Purpose: This report summarises the management assessment of the Council continuing to operate as a going concern for the purposes of producing the Statement of Accounts for 2018/19.


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External Audit Fee (GE3624a) pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Purpose: To present to Members the Audit Fee Letter for 2019/20 from Grant Thornton.

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Proposals for Reviewing the Constitution (GE3792) pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Purpose: To agree, at the Governance and Ethics Committee's request, a programme for reviewing the Council's Constitution.


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