Venue: This will be undertaken as an online virtual meeting

Contact: Craig Player, Governance Officer  Tel: 020 8937 2082; 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 257 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 08 December 2019 as a correct record.


Matters arising (if any)

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

Standards Items


Standards Report (including gifts and hospitality) pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To receive an update on gifts and hospitality registered by members, and the attendance record for members in relation to mandatory training sessions.

Additional documents:


Review of the Member Development Programme and Members' Expenses pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To receive a summary of the Member Learning Development Programme since January 2020 and information regarding the Members’ Expenses Scheme. It also provides an overview of upcoming member learning and development sessions.

Additional documents:

Audit Items


Internal Audit Annual Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To receive the draft Internal Plan for 2021/22 and the basis on which the plan had been prepared.

Additional documents:


Departmental Risk Management pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To receive a summary of the management of risk at departmental level across the Council.


External Audit Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 7 MB

To receive an overview of the planned scope and timing of the statutory external audit 2020/21 for those charged with governance.


External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To receive an update from Grant Thornton on progress in delivering its responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors, along with a summary of emerging national issues and developments that may be relevant to Brent as a local authority.


Value for Money Presentation on the New Code pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a presentation from Grant Thornton on the new Value for Money arrangements in the new Code of Audit Practice.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To consider and note the Committee’s Forward Plan. .


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.