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Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 30 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 150 KB




Internal Audit Quarterly Progress Report pdf icon PDF 505 KB

This report provides an update on key findings emanating from Internal Audit reports issued since the last quarterly progress report.


Internal Audit Annual Assurance Report pdf icon PDF 166 KB

This report presents the annual assurance report of the Chief Auditor required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

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Response to the Internal Audit & Investigations Annual Assurance Report Reviews Relating to Services Delivered by the Finance Department pdf icon PDF 157 KB

This report provides an update on progress by the Finance division to Internal Audit’s findings and recommendations in their Annual Assurance Report.


Final Accounts Update pdf icon PDF 162 KB

This report updates the Committee on progress with the completion of the

Council’s Final Accounts for 2017/18 and 2018/19.


CIPFA Financial Management Code pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To receive a report on the requirement to implement the CIPFA Financial Management Code from 1st April 2021 and note the results of the initial self-assessment of the Council’s current standing against each of the Financial Management Standards, which had been carried out in March 2020.

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Implementation of Audit Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 170 KB

This report sets out a summary of those high and medium risk Internal Audit recommendations which remain outstanding together with an updated management response.

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External Auditor Update pdf icon PDF 6 MB

This report summarises the external auditor’s preliminary audit conclusion in relation to the audit of Reading Borough Council for 2017/18.