Corporate Governance & Audit Committee - Monday 22 March 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtually

Contact: Katherine Davis on 01243 534674  Email:

Link: To listen to the live broadcast recording please follow the link which will direct you to the live broadcasting webpage

No. Item


Chairman's Announcements

Any apologies for absence that have been received will be noted at this point.



Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 225 KB

The committee is requested to approve the minutes of its ordinary meeting on 18 January 2021.



Urgent items

The chairman will announce any urgent items that due to special circumstances are to be dealt with under the Late Items agenda item.


Declarations of Interest

These are to be made by members of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee or other Chichester District Council members present in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.



Public Question Time

The procedure for submitting public questions in writing by no later than noon 2 working days before the meetingis available here or from the Democratic Services Officer (whose contact details appear on the front page of this agenda).


Annual Audit Letter Year ended 21 March 2021 - EY pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Committee is requested to consider and note Ernst & Young LLP’s Audit

Planning Report for the year ending 31 March 2021.


2020-21 Accounting Policies pdf icon PDF 233 KB

The committee is requested to consider this report and approve the continued application of existing accounting policies in the preparation of the Council’s 2020-21 financial statements


Progress Report - Audit Plan 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

The committee is requested to note performance against the audit plan for 2020/21

Additional documents:


Budget Review Task and Finish Group Feedback

The committee will receive an oral report on the outcomes from this review.


Governance Review Task and Finish Group- Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 280 KB

1.    The committee are asked to agree the terms of reference for a Task and Finish group to review the Governance arrangements of the Council as attached at Appendix 1.

2.    The committee are asked to appoint members to the Task and Finish group in accordance with the Terms of Reference.


Additional documents:


Exclusion of the Press and Public

There are no restricted items for consideration.


Late items

The committee will consider any late items as follows:

a)          Items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection

b)          Items that the chairman has agreed should be taken as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be reported at the meeting