Dorset Council - Audit and Governance Committee
Monday, 18th January, 2021 10.00 am

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Contact: Susan Dallison  01305 252216 - Email:


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To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2020.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.

Public speaking has been suspended for virtual committee meetings during the Covid-19 crisis and public participation will be dealt with through written submissions only.

 Members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area, may submit up to two questions or a statement of up to a maximum of 450 words.  All submissions must be sent electronically to  by the deadline set out below. 

When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for and include your name, address and contact details.  Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda.

Questions will be read out by an officer of the council and a response given by the appropriate Portfolio Holder or officer at the meeting.  All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting. 

The deadline for submission of the full text of a question or statement is 8.30am on Tuesday 12 January 2021.




Internal Audit 2020/21 Plan Progress Report pdf icon PDF 595 KB

To consider the 2020/21 Plan Progress Report from SWAP.


Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To consider a report from the Service Manager for Assurance.

Additional documents:


External Audit Update: Update on the points raised by Deloitte at the meeting of the Audit & Governance Committee on 16 November 2020.

To receive a verbal update from the Executive Director for Corporate Development.


Council Tax Briefing

To receive a briefing from the Corporate Director, Finance & Commercial.


Redmond Review Briefing

To receive an update from the Service Manager for Finance Policy & Compliance.


Constitutional Changes

To report to the committee on any changes made to the Constitution under powers delegated to the Monitoring Officer.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider the work programme for the Committee.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.


There is no exempt business.