Audit and Governance Committee - Monday, 17th January, 2022 10.00 am

Contact: Susan Dallison  Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.


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 pandemic 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 12 January 2022.




Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 579 KB

To receive a report from SWAP, Sally White, Assistant Director.


Quarterly Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To receive a report by Marc Eyre, Service Manager for Assurance.

Additional documents:


Procurement of External Auditors pdf icon PDF 352 KB

To receive a report by Richard Ironside, Senior Accountant.  


Audit & Governance Sub-committee pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2021.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To consider the work programme for the Committee.


Urgent items pdf icon PDF 11 MB

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.

Additional documents:


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.