Audit and Governance Committee - Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 4.00 pm, CANCELLED app available
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Venue: Reception Room, Barnsley Town Hall

Contact: William Ward  Council Governance Officer

No. Item

Procedural/Administrative Items


Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 160 KB


To receive the minutes of the meeting held on the 22nd January, 2020.

Items for Discussion/Decision


Local Government Act 2003 - Section 25 Report pdf icon PDF 246 KB


The Service Director Finance will submit his Section 25 Report providing advice on aspects of the 2020/21 budget proposals.  This report was submitted to the budget Council meeting held on the 27th February, 2020.


A link to the full budget papers is detailed below for information and reference purposes only:


Corporate Financial Performance - Quarter Ended 31st December, 2019 pdf icon PDF 905 KB


The Executive Director Core Services and Service Director Finance (Section 151 Officer) will submit a report that was considered by Cabinet on the 4th March, 2020 on the financial performance of the Authority during the third quarter ending 31st December, 2019 and assessing the implications against the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy.



Internal Audit Progress Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 596 KB


The Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance will submit a report providing a summary of the Internal Audit activity completed and the key issues arising from it for the period 1st January to 29th February, 2020.



Audit Committee Terms of Reference - Proposed Revisions pdf icon PDF 193 KB


The Executive Director Core Services will submit a report highlighting suggested amendments to the Committee’s Terms of Reference following the review undertaken recently and recommending that these amendments be referred to the Annual Council on the 22nd May, 2020 for approval.


Additional documents:

Items for Information


Changes to the Audit Market pdf icon PDF 273 KB


The External Auditor (Grant Thornton) will make a presentation regarding changes to the audit market.


Future Procurement and Market Supply Options Review - Final Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The External Auditor (Grant Thornton) will submit the final report of the Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) recently commissioned independent review of the sustainability of the Local Government audit market on options for the future procurement approach in preparation for letting audit contracts for the next appointing period (the five years commencing with the audit year 2023/24).


Health and Safety Briefing pdf icon PDF 226 KB


The Committee will receive the mid-year Health and Safety Briefing for the period 1st April to 31st December, 2019.


Audit Committee Work Plan 2020 pdf icon PDF 437 KB


The Committee will receive the indicative Audit Committee Work Plan for January to December 2020.


Exclusion of the Public and Press


To consider if the public and press should be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the following items because of the likely disclosure of exempt information.



Indicative Internal Audit Plan 2020/21


The Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance will submit a report presenting the indicative Internal Audit Plan for  the financial (audit) year 2020/21, describing the rationale and process for setting the plan, the risk assessment process used and how Internal audit resources are calculated and deployed.