Sutton Council Audit & Governance Committee 18 June 2020

As Usual Sutton Council have removed the meeting from YouTube.  This is an active choice, and against a decision made on 8 June 2020.

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Cassie Fraser-Shanley, Committee Services Officer  Tel.: 020 8770 4990, Email:


Declarations of interest  PDF 41 KB
1. Welcome and introductions
2. Apologies for absence
3. Declarations of interest
4. Minutes of the previous meeting  PDF 72 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2020.

Part 1 – Governance
5. Operation of the Code of Conduct  PDF 91 KB

A function of the Council’s Audit & Governance Committee is to receive reports on the operation of the member Code of Conduct at Sutton. The purpose of this report is to update the committee on complaints which have been received and dealt with since the last meeting.

6. Code of Corporate Governance  PDF 125 KB

The attached Code of Governance has been prepared for approval by the Audit and Governance Committee.

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Part 2 – Audit
7. Review of the Procurement of Main Contractors for Major Construction Projects  PDF 151 KB

A review of how the council currently procures major construction projects and whether there are other effective options that should also be considered.

8. Internal Audit Progress Report 2019/20  PDF 194 KB

In May 2019, the Audit and Governance Committee agreed to an Annual Audit Plan comprising a total of 750 chargeable days. This report summarises Internal Audit’s progress in delivering the Annual Audit Plan up to March 2020.

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9. Internal Audit Annual Plan 2020/21  PDF 130 KB

The draft Annual Internal Audit Plan and Charter and Strategy 2020/21 sets out Internal Audit’s priorities and work programme for the year ahead for approval by the Audit and Governance Committee.

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10. Whistleblowing Policy and Anti Money Laundering Policy  PDF 147 KB

The attached Whistleblowing and Anti Money laundering policies have been reviewed and updated for approval by the Audit and Governance Committee. These two policies form part of the council’s Anti Fraud and Anti Corruption arrangements.

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11. Fraud Referrals and Investigations Update  PDF 182 KB

This report summarises the results of the Council’s Counter-Fraud and investigations work undertaken since 1 April 2019 across the financial year 2019/20.

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12. External Audit Plan 2019/20  PDF 123 KB

The statutory Audit of the London Borough of Sutton for 2019/20 is underway and this report gives an update of progress on the interim audit visit and full audit planned to begin in July 2020.

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13. Provisional Work Plan  PDF 39 KB

About Mark Gale

A Ravensbury resident fed up with mistakes being made at council meetings, my local Councillor preferring to complete a Sudoku Puzzle rather than listen to comments made at a scrutiny meeting, not having an accurate record of council meetings. Merton Council needs transparency to expose the childish behaviour, and blind party loyalty from our elected members. I have setup this website and will do my best to make as many council meetings accessible for ALL. With the help from other committed residents of our borough, we can keep a close eye on Merton.
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