Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Reading

Contact: Michael Popham - Democratic Services Manager  Email:


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Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 28 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 108 KB




Internal Audit Quarterly Progress Report pdf icon PDF 93 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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Corporate Peer Challenge - Report and Action Plan pdf icon PDF 43 KB

This report includes the detailed report setting out the findings and recommendations from the Local Government Association Corporate Peer Challenge and the Action Plan developed in response.

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Strategic Risk Register Quarter 3 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

This report provides the Committee with an update of the Strategic Risk Register for Quarter 3 of 2022/23.

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Implementation of the New Finance System - Progress Update pdf icon PDF 81 KB

This report provides the latest update on progress with the implementation of the new finance system which is due to go live in April 2023.


Treasury Management Strategy Mid-Year Review 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

This report provides an update on the activity of the Treasury Management function during the first half of the year for the period 1st April 2022 to 30th September 2022.


2022/23 Quarter 2 Performance & Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 270 KB

This report sets out the projected revenue and capital outturn positions for 2022/23 for both the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Accounts as at the end of Quarter 2 (September 2022).  The report also sets out performance against the measures of success published in the Council’s Corporate Plan.

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Information Governance Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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


Implementation of Audit Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 127 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 124 KB

This report provides an update with progress on completion of the audit of the Council’s Final Accounts for 2019/20, 2020/21 and preparation for the 2021/22 accounts. The report will be considered alongside EY’s External Audit Update report also on tonight’s agenda.  The report also confirms that KPMG will be the Council’s new External Auditor for five years covering the 2023/24 to 2027/28 Statements of Account.


External Auditor Update pdf icon PDF 62 KB

The Council’s External Auditor EY will provide an update on the 2019/20 audit process and present their 2020/21 External Audit Plan.

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Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support Scheme - Risk Based Verification Policy 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

This report proposes the continued use of the Council’s Risk Based Verification (RBV) process in 2023/24. 


Exclusion of Press and Public

At this point, if necessary, the following motion will be moved by the Chair:


“That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following item on the agenda, as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of that Act”



Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support Scheme - Risk Based Verification Policy 2023/24 - Appendices