Meeting Details

Audit Committee
19 Oct 2021 - 14:00 to 16:34
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  • Declarations of Interests
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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 30 September 2021.

(50 minutes allocated) (1405 – 1455)


Verbal discussion


The Deputy Leader with the Director of Digital and Customer Services

(10 minutes allocated) (1455 - 1505)


Report of the External Auditors


  1. pdf BCC AFR 2020-21 (5670Kb)

(10 minutes allocated) (1505 - 1515)


Report of the Director of Council Management


(10 minutes allocated) (1515 - 1525)


Report of the Director of Council Management


(10 minutes allocated) (1610 - 1620)


Report of the Assistant Director Audit and Risk Management

(10 minutes allocated) (1620 - 1630)


Report of the Assistant Director Audit and Risk Management

14 Date of the Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, 29 November 2021 at 1400 hours in the Birmingham & Midlands Institute, Main Hall.  

15 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.
16 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'.

Additional Meeting Documents


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
No apology 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 Jones, Deputy Leader  
  • Deborah Cadman, Interim Chief Executive
  • Peter Bishop, Director for Digital & Customer Services
  • Andrew Hardingham, Independent Advisor to the Audit Committee
  • Suzanne Dodd, City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer (Acting)
  • Satinder Sahota, Assistant City Solicitor  & Deputy Monitoring Officer 
  • Rebecca Hellard, Director for Council Management
  • Sara Pitt, Assistant Director Finance
  • Mohammed Sajid, Interim Head of Financial Strategy
  • Sarah Dunlavey, Assistant Director Audit & Risk Assessment 
  • Craig Price, Principal Group Auditor
  • John Preston, Group Auditor, Fraud
  • Jon Roberts, External Auditors, (Grant Thornton)
  • Laurelin Griffiths, External Auditors, (Grant Thornton)
  • Kevin Crompton, Interim Director for Education & Skills
  • Deborah Brooks, Assistant Director - Transformation Director Education & Skills (joined remotely) 


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