Committee details

Audit Committee

Purpose of committee

The Audit Committee is made up of 6 Councillors who are not Members of the Executive. An independent co-opted member is also appointed to the Committee as the Vice-Chair.


The Committee is a key component of the Authority’s corporate governance.  It provides an independent and high-level focus on the audit, assurance and reporting arrangements that underpin good governance and financial standards.


The purpose of the Committee is to provide independent assurance to the Members of the Authority of the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated internal control environment.  It provides independent review of the Authority’s governance, risk management, and control frameworks and oversees the financial reporting and annual governance processes.  It oversees internal audit and external audit, helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place.


More information on the terms of reference and responsibilities of the Audit Committee can be found in Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution.



Contact information

Support officer: Alison Bluff. Governance and Civic Officer

Phone: 01246 242528