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Apologies pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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


Minutes pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of this Committee held on 17 January 2022.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 305 KB

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 58 KB

To consider the Forward Plan for the next 12 months.


Monitoring Officer's Annual Report to the Governance and Ethics Committee 2021/22 (C4198) pdf icon PDF 439 KB

The report provides 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.


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Governance and Ethics Annual Report (C4152) pdf icon PDF 232 KB

The report provides an annual summary of the activities of the Governance & Ethics Committee for 2021-22 (excluding the April 2022 Governance & Ethics Committee meeting). The report is intended for Full Council to provide a summary of key areas that the Committee has considered during the Municipal Year 2021-22 as well as some of the actions and changes that have occurred due to the Committee’s activities.


Internal Audit Update Report (GE4093) pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To update the Committee on the outcome of Internal Audit work carried out during quarter three of 2021/22.


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Internal Audit Plan 2022-2025 (GE4094) pdf icon PDF 237 KB

The report sets out the proposed Internal Audit Work for the three year period from 2022/23 to 2024/25.

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2021/22 Year End Preparation (GE4211) pdf icon PDF 527 KB

The report is to inform members of the accounting policies to be applied in the production of the Council’s 2021/22 Financial Statements.  It is also to propose changes to accounting policies to be adopted for the 2022/23 financial year, and to highlight changes to accounting policies arising from changes in activities and in respect of accounting standards issued, not yet adopted. 


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Draft Audit Findings for West Berkshire Council - Financial Year Ended 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Report to follow.

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Review of DLUHC finance and governance reports pdf icon PDF 259 KB

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), has considered eight requests from Councils for emergency capitalisation funding to support their budget position. The capitalisation request allows a Council to capitalise general revenue costs to fund day to day services, something not allowed under Local Government accounting regulations, due to them having an emergency need for funds to balance their budgets. The Government then undertook a series of external reviews at each Council.



Constitution Review Task Group Draft Work Programme pdf icon PDF 36 KB