Audit Committee - Wednesday, 24 July 2024 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub

Contact: Rebecca Valentine-Wilkinson Democratic Services Officer on 01455 255834 or email 

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No. Item


Apologies and substitutions


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.


Additional urgent business by reason of special circumstances

To be advised of any additional items of business which the Chair decides by reason of special circumstances shall be taken as matters of urgency at this meeting (to be taken at the end of the agenda)


Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.



To hear any questions received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12.


Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 788 KB

Members are presented with the draft financial statements for 2023/24 and annual governance statement for 2023/24

Additional documents:


Internal Audit progress report pdf icon PDF 768 KB

Report of the Internal Auditor


Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support 2023/24 Internal Audit final report pdf icon PDF 384 KB

Report of the Internal Auditor


Report on the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) and any other fraud issues pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To inform members of the updated results of the 2022/23 NFI report and any other fraud issues affecting the council


Items to be referred to Council

Members to agree if items are to be referred to Council


Referring Audit Committee minutes to Council

As part of the self assessment members suggested that audit committee minutes be on the council agenda and members are asked to consider this


Any other items of business which the Chair decides have to be dealt with as matters of urgency

As announced under item 3 above.


Matters from which the public may be excluded

To consider the passing of a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 excluding the public from the undermentioned item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and 10 of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act.