Committee details

Audit and Governance Committee

Purpose of committee

The Audit & Governance Committee is the Council’s Audit Committee as recommended by the Audit Commission and CIPFA.  The Committee is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the Council’s audit activity, which includes the internal audit strategy and receiving regular reports on audits of specific service areas.  The Committee oversees the Council’s regulatory framework: contracts; financial regulations; and risk management. It also monitors the treasury management strategy, reviews the annual statement of accounts and considers the external auditor’s report.

The full terms of reference can be found in Section 3 of Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution:

Constitution of the council - Reading Borough Council


Contact information

Support officer: Michael Popham - Democratic Services Manager. Email: