Audit Committee - Wednesday, 22nd March, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: 0.02 Chamber - Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY. View directions

Contact: Dave Parkin; Tel: 0191 643 5316  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from the meeting.


Appointment of Substitute Members

To be notified of the appointment of any Substitute members for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest and Notification of any Dispensations Granted

You are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in matters appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.


You are also invited to disclose any dispensations that have been granted to you in relation to any matters appearing on the agenda.


You are also requested to complete the Declarations of Interest Card available at the meeting and return it to the Democratic Services Officer before the end of the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2022


Review of Corporate Risks Allocated to Director of Resources pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To receive an update on the corporate risks managed by the Director of Resources.


2021/22 Annual Financial Report pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To give consideration to an update on the progress made in relation to the completion of the 2021/22 Audited Annual Financial Report.

Additional documents:


Accounting Policies to be used in the Compilation of 2022-23 Annual Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To give consideration to the proposed Accounting Policies to be used in the compilation of the 2022-23 Annual Statement of Accounts.

Additional documents:


Annual Statement of Accounts 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To give consideration to an update in relation to the closure of the 2022-23 accounts.


Proposed Audit Committee Work Programme 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To give consideration to a programme of core business to be examined by the Committee during 2023-24.


Review of Audit Committee Effectiveness pdf icon PDF 160 KB

To give consideration to a report which sets out a self-assessment of the Authority’s Audit Committee arrangements for 2022-23.


Update on North East Audit Committee Chairs Forum pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To give consideration to a report which provides an update on the last meeting of the North East Committee Chairs’ Forum.


Exclusion Resolution

The Committee will be requested to pass the following resolution:


Resolved that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and having applied a public interest test as defined in Part 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.


Strategic Audit Plan 2023-24

To give consideration to the Strategic Audit Plan which sets out Internal Audit’s planned programme of work for 2023/24.