Agenda and draft minutes

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Note: This meeting will start at the rising of the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee 

No. Item


Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Donnelly-Jackson (with Councillor Long attending as a substitute).


Declaration of Interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.


None received.


Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.


There were no deputations.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve the minutes of the Audit and Standards Committee held on 20 March 2019 as a correct record.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the Audit and Standards Committee held on Wednesday 20 March 2019 be approved as an accurate record.


Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider and agree the Annual Governance Statement of the Brent Council.

Additional documents:


The Committee received the report from the Chief Finance Officer setting out the draft Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for 2018/19, as required under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.


Members noted that the AGS had been referred on to the Committee for formal approval following its detailed consideration at the preceding meeting of the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee.


On the basis of the discussion at the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee it was RESOLVED to approve the 2018/19 Annual Governance Statement for formal sign off, subject to the inclusion (as requested by the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee) of specific reference to the governance arrangements and control mechanisms in place in relation to the company structure established by the Council.