West Berkshire Council


Contact: Moira Fraser/Stephen Chard 

Note: This meeting can be viewed online from 4:00pm on the 27 April 2020 at: https://youtu.be/TOw0tM7MSU8 

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


Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of this Committee held on 10 February 2020.


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 75 KB

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

Standards Matters


Monitoring Officer's Annual Report to the Governance and Ethics Committee 2019/20 (C3687) pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Purpose: To provide an update on local and national issues relating to ethical standards and to bring to the attention of Members any complaints or other problems within West Berkshire.


Governance Matters


Internal Audit Review of the Governance and Ethics Committee (GE3889) pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Purpose: The audit report set out the findings of the Internal Audit review of the effectiveness of the Governance and Ethics Committee which had been undertaken in response to a recommendation arising from the external review of the Internal Audit Service and its conformance with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

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Internal Audit - Interim Report 2019-20 (GE3690) pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Purpose: To update the Committee on the outcome of internal audit work carried out during Quarter Three of 2019/20.

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Internal Audit Plan 2020/23 (GE3688) pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Purpose: To outline the proposed internal audit work programme for the next three year period from 2020/21 to 2022/23.

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2019/20 Financial Statements Preparation and 2018/19 Final Audit Opinion (GE3890) pdf icon PDF 775 KB

Purpose: This report is to inform Members of the final external audit opinion for financial year 2018/19 and of the preparation underway for the production of the 2019/20 Financial Statements.

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