Decision details

Annual Governance Statement 2021/22 (attached)

Decision Maker: Council, Governance Committee

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Council considered a report by the Head of Governance (circulated previously) regarding the Annual Governance Statement 2021/22.


The Head of Governance advised the following:


·       In conjunction with Internal and External Audit, compliance with the Framework in meeting the principles, where governance can be seen in action, and the assurance received and issued identified, had been assessed in detail and were included in full in Appendix A.

·       During the year, Internal Audit undertook 18 audits with the reports then sent to Senior Management Team for review. Their overall opinion was ‘reasonable assurance’ that a generally sound system of governance, risk management and control was in place.

·       Areas that had been identified for improvement were detailed within the report.


Councillor Walker reported the recommendations of the Governance Committee held on 26 September 2022 (circulated previously).


It was moved by Councillor Walker and seconded by Councillor Tucker “that the Annual Governance Statement 2021/22 be approved”.


RESOLVED that the Annual Governance Statement 2021/22 be approved.

Publication date: 13/10/2022

Date of decision: 28/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2022 - Council

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