Audit and Standards Advisory Committee
Tuesday 11 December 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 7&8 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Nikolay Manov, Governance Officer  Tel: 020 8937 1348; Email:

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Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members


Declarations of Interest

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.


Deputations (if any)

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


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.


Matters arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Standards Items


Quarterly Update on Gifts and Hospitality pdf icon PDF 108 KB

The report updates the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee on gifts and hospitality registered by Members and a recent case involving the Freedom of Information Act and Independent Persons.

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Audit Items


Planning Code of Practice Review update pdf icon PDF 110 KB

The report updates the Committee on the outcome of the Independent Review, and the consequential recommended changes, in relation to the Planning Code of Practice. This review is required under the Constitution.

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External Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 456 KB

The paper provides the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee with a report on progress in delivering Grant Thornton’s responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors. It also includes a summary of emerging national issues and developments that may be relevant to Brent as a local authority.


Internal Audit External Quality Assessment pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The report provides an update to the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee on the findings of an external quality assessment that has been carried out of the Brent Internal Audit Service. 

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Forward Plan and Agenda for the Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 92 KB


Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.