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Audit and corporate governance committee

Composition - 11 elected members

The delegated functions of the committee are to:

(a) Discharge the responsibilities set out in the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003

(b) Develop, maintain, monitor and review the council's code of corporate governance and to undertake, as appropriate, an assessment of wider governance issues, including the constitution and the administration and conduct of the council's business and report to council as necessary

(c) Oversee, monitor and review the finance procedure rules and report to council as necessary

(d) Monitor and review the council's audit functions and requirements in relation to both internal and external audit

(e) Agree, monitor and review the council's risk management strategy and to ensure that effective risk management is embedded throughout the council

(f) Ensure the council has in place appropriate policies and processes to safeguard the council's resources and their use including appropriate mechanisms for anti-fraud and corruption

(g) Monitor and review the Section 151 Officer (the council's chief finance officer) and his/her appointed deputies in the performance of their duties and responsibilities

(h) Approve the council's Statement of Accounts and Statement of Internal Control as authorised by the full Council and as required under the relevant Accounts and Audit Regulations

(i) Approve the council's council tax base each year.

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