Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Choudry (with Councillor Kabir attending as a substitute).


Election of Chair


Given the apologies for absence received from Councillor Choudhry, the Committee RESOLVED to elect Councillor Long as Chair for the duration of the meeting.


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 58 KB

To approve the minutes of the Audit and Standards Committee held on 10 July 2020 as a correct record.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the Audit and Standards Committee held on Wednesday 10 July 2019 be approved as an accurate record.


Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

This report seeks formal approval, following its consideration by the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee, to Brent Council’s 2019-20 Annual Governance Statement.

Additional documents:


The Committee received the report from the Director of Legal, HR, Audit & Investigations setting out the draft Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for 2019/20, 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 and comments made at the preceding Audit & Standards Advisory Committee it was RESOLVED to approve the 2019/20 Annual Governance Statement for formal sign off.