Audit and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 28th March, 2024 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall, View directions

Contact: Email:  tel: 01372 732000

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Questions and Statements from the Public pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To take any questions or statements from members of the Public.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 324 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 1 February 2024 (attached) and to authorise the Chair to sign them.



External Audit Update pdf icon PDF 634 KB

This report presents the 2022/23 Statement of Accounts, Grant Thornton’s Audit Findings Report, and the Auditor’s Annual Report following the external audit.

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Internal Audit Plan and Charter 2024-2025 pdf icon PDF 292 KB

This report introduces the Internal Audit Plan and Charter for 2024-2025.

Additional documents:


Internal Audit Progress Report - March 2024 pdf icon PDF 305 KB

This report summarises progress against the Internal Audit Plan 2023-2024.

Additional documents:


Annual report on the use of RIPA powers pdf icon PDF 288 KB

To report on the Council’s activities relating to surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) for 2023.


Committee Annual Report 2023-2024 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

This report presents the Annual Report of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee for 2023-2024, which covers the work of the Committee between April 2023 and February 2024.

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Complaints Report April 2023 - December 2023 pdf icon PDF 489 KB

This report details Stage 1 and Stage 2 complaints received by the Council from 01 April 2023 to 31 December 2023.


ICO and LGO Complaints report pdf icon PDF 282 KB

This report contains information on recent council complaints, including those from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


Performance and Risk Report - March 2024 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

The appendix to this report provides an overview of the Council’s performance with respect to its 2023-2024 annual plan objectives, key performance indicators, corporate risks, committee risks, and annual governance statement actions. 

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 324 KB

This report presents the Committee with its annual Work Programme.


Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 251 KB

The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to pass a resolution to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended) and that pursuant to paragraph 10 of Part 2 of the said Schedule 12A the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.



This report has not been published because the meeting is likely to be closed to the press and public in view of the nature of the business to be transacted/nature of the proceedings. The report deals with information relating to the financial and business affairs of a particular person or authority and information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege can be maintained in legal proceedings and the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.