Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Reading

Contact: Michael Popham - Democratic Services Manager  Email:

Link: Link to watch meeting (live or on demand)


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Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 19 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 74 KB




Internal Audit Quarterly Progress Report pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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

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Internal Audit External Quality Assessment pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To receive a report on the external quality assessment of internal audit.

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Strategic Risk Register Q1 & Q2 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To receive a report on the Council’s Strategic Risk Register for Quarter 2.

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Implementation of the Finance Improvement Programme - Update Report

This report provides an update on progress of the Programme workstreams and their deliverables against the Plan since the last meeting.


Annual Governance Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To receive a report on the draft Annual Governance Statement for 2021/22 for publication with the Council’s accounts.

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Information Governance Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 120 KB

This report provides an update on the actions in progress to improve the Council’s policies, systems and processes around Information Governance.



Quarter 1 Performance Report (2022/23) pdf icon PDF 233 KB

This 2022/23 Quarter 1 Performance and Monitoring Report was presented to Policy Committee on 21 September 2022. The report also sets out performance against the measures of success published in the Council’s Corporate Plan.


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Implementation of Audit Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 126 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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Closing Financial Accounts Update pdf icon PDF 144 KB

This report provides an update on progress to complete the audit of the Council’s Final Accounts for 2019/20 and the preparation for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 accounts.


Draft Audit Results Report pdf icon PDF 6 MB

This report summarises the preliminary audit conclusions in relation to the audit of Reading Borough Council and Group for 2019/20.