Meeting Details

Audit Committee
30 Sep 2021 - 14:00 to 16:04
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests
  • Webcast



Public Agenda
1 Notice of Recording/Webcast
The Chair to advise/meeting to note that this meeting will be webcast for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council's meeting You Tube site ( and that members of the press/public may record and take photographs except where there are confidential or exempt items.

2 Apologies
To receive any apologies.
3 Declarations of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare all relevant  pecuniary and non pecuniary interests arising from any business to be discussed at this meeting. If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared a Member must not speak or take part in that agenda item. Any declarations will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
4 Exempt Information – Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

a) To consider whether any matter on the agenda contains exempt information within the meaning of Section 100I of the Local Government Act 1972, and where it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


b) If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-



RESOLVED – That, in accordance with Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation order) 2006, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as exempt on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

To confirm and sign the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held 26 July 2021.

(3 minutes allocated) (1402 – 1405)


Verbal update

(20 minutes allocated) (1410 – 1430)


Report of the External Auditors


(55 minutes allocated) (1430 – 1525)


Verbal discussion


The Leader with the Interim Chief Executive


 (including the Council's Transformation Plan)

(15 minutes allocated) (1525 – 1540)


Report of the Director of Council Management and the City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer

12 Date of the Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 19 October 2021 at 1400 hours in the Birmingham & Midlands Institute, Main Hall.  

13 Other Urgent Business
To consider any items of business by reason of special circumstances (to be specified) that in the opinion of the Chair are matters of urgency.
14 Authority to Chair and Officers
Chair to move:-

'In an urgent situation between meetings, the Chair jointly with the relevant Chief Officer has authority to act on behalf of the Committee'.


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Absence
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

  • Councillor Ward, The Leader of the Council  
  • Deborah Cadman, Interim Chief Executive 
  • Ian Macleod,  Director Inclusive Growth (Attending remotely)
  • Andrew Hardingham, Independent Advisor to the Audit Committee
  • Suzanne Dodd, City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer (Acting)
  • Robert Harris, Senior Solicitor 
  • Sarah Dunlavey, Assistant Director Audit & Risk Assessment 
  • Sara Pitt, Assistant Director Finance
  • Mohammed Sajid, Interim Head of Financial Strategy 
  • Meena Kishinani – Programme Director (Council's Transformation Programme)
  • Laurelin Griffiths, External Auditors, (Grant Thornton)


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