Audit and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 16th November, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall, View directions

Contact: Email:  tel: 01372 732000

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Question and Statements from the Public

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

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 28 September 2023 (attached) and to authorise the Chair to sign them.



External Audit Update pdf icon PDF 219 KB

This report presents management’s responses to Grant Thornton’s enquiries. In accordance with best practice, these items must be presented to Committee.

Additional documents:


Code of Corporate Governance - Annual Review pdf icon PDF 312 KB

The Council’s Code of Corporate Governance - ‘the Code’ - was updated and approved by the Committee in November 2022. The Code sets out the principles of good governance and the arrangements the Council has in place to ensure it conducts its business in accordance with them. As part of best practice, the Code is reviewed annually by officers. Attached at Appendix 1 is an updated Code. No major changes have been made, purely minor administrative updates.

Additional documents:


Counter-Fraud and Whistleblowing Annual Report pdf icon PDF 395 KB

This report provides the committee with an overview of the systems and processes the council has in place to prevent, detect and address fraud.


Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 319 KB

This report presents the Committee with its annual Work Programme.