Audit Committee - Wednesday, 28 July 2021 7.00pm

Venue: Civic Suite - Level 2, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR. View directions

Contact: Wayne Hemingway, Head of Democratic Services 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 24 June 2021.


Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report.


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.



Treasury Management Outturn Annual Report pdf icon PDF 760 KB

This report gives an overview of treasury management activity during 2020/21. 

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Statement of Accounts 2019/20 and Audit Findings Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

This report presents the Draft Statement of Accounts 2019/20 for Medway Council presented at Appendix 1 and provides an update on the ongoing audit by Grant Thornton with their Audit Findings Report, presented at Appendix 2.


The Accounts and Audit Regulations (Coronavirus) (Amendment) 2020 require that the Audit Committee consider the issues raised by the external auditors prior to approval of the Statement of Accounts.

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External Audit Plan and Audit Fee 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

This report presents the plan of Medway Council’s External auditors, Grant Thornton, for the audit of the Council’s Statement of Accounts for the financial year 2020/21, together with a proposal for an increase in the audit fee charged.

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Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

This report explains the requirements for reporting and approving an Annual Governance Statement (the Statement) covering the financial year 2020/21, and asks Members to approve the Statement.

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