Governance Committee - Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 6.30 pm, NEW

Venue: Virtual - Online meeting. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Community Services  01271 388253

Note: If you wish to attend the Committee please email by noon Friday 8th January 2021). This will be a virtual meeting and will be conducted in line with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. Please be aware that when you take part in a virtual meeting your phone number and/or your email address will be visible to councillors and officers of North Devon Council attending the committee but will not be visible to members of the public or others. This is required to allow you to be identified on Microsoft Teams, the software used by the Council to hold virtual committees, and will not be used for any other purpose by the Council. For more information, or to exercise your rights, please see 

No. Item


Virtual meetings procedure - briefing and etiquette

Chair to report.


Apologies for absence


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd November 2020 subject to: pdf icon PDF 227 KB

The replacement of the word “Insurance” with “Assurance” in minute 114.


Items brought forward which in the opinion of the Chair should be considered by the meeting as a matter of urgency.


Declarations of Interests.

(Please complete the form provided at the meeting or telephone Corporate and Community Services to prepare a form for your signature before the meeting. Interests must be re-declared when the item is called, and Councillors must leave the room if necessary.)


To agree the agenda between Part 'A' and Part 'B' (Confidential Restricted Information).



Update on Governance Arrangements

Chief Executive to report.




Update on Business Continuity

Chief Executive to report.



Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 446 KB

Report by Devon Audit Partnership (attached).




External Audit Annual Audit Letter pdf icon PDF 413 KB

Report by Grant Thornton (attached).




External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update. pdf icon PDF 567 KB

Report by Grant Thornton (attached).




Audit Recommendation Tracker pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report by the Chief Executive (attached).




Work Programme 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 343 KB

To consider the Work Programme 2020-21 (attached).


PART B (Confidential Restricted Information)