Performance and Audit Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 18 November 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: Conference Chamber, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3YU

Contact: Christine Brain: Democratic Services Officer  Email:

No. Item



Procedural matters



Any member who is substituting for another member should so indicate, together with the name of the relevant absent member.


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2021 (copy attached.)


Formal decision making on 'minded to' decisions

Taking into account the ‘minded to’ decisions made during the non-decision making virtual meeting of the Performance and Audit Scrutiny Committee held on 30 September 2021, the Committee is required to formally resolve the following matters:


1.     Minutes of the meeting held on 29 July 2021.

2.     Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 – Annual Report and Review of RIPA Guidance




Declarations of interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary or local non pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda no later than when that item is reached and, when appropriate, to leave the meeting prior to discussion and voting on the item.

Part 1 – public


Public participation

Members of the public who live or work in the district are welcome to speak and may ask one question or make a statement of not more than three minutes duration relating to items to be discussed in Part 1 of the agenda only.  If a question is asked and answered within three minutes, the person who asked the question may ask a supplementary question that arises from the reply.


In accordance with government guidance, the Council has developed general protocols on operating buildings safely in order to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus and will apply to members of the public registered to speak.  We would therefore strongly urge anyone who wishes to register to speak to notify Democratic Services by 9am on the day of the meeting so that advice can be given on the arrangements in place.  There is an overall limit of 15 minutes for public speaking, which may be extended at the Chair’s discretion.


Ernst and Young - 2020 to 2021 Annual Results Report to those Charged with Governance pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/21/018

Additional documents:


West Suffolk Annual Governance Statement 2020 to 2021 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/21/019


Additional documents:


2020 to 2021 Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/21/020

Additional documents:


Arrangements for Appointment of External Auditors pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/21/021


Internal Audit Mid-Year Progress Report 2021 to 2022 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/21/022


Additional documents:


2021 to 2022 Performance Report (Quarter 2) pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/21/023


Additional documents:


Delivering a Sustainable Medium-Term Budget pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/21/024


Treasury Management Report - September 2021 pdf icon PDF 367 KB

Report number: FRS/WS/21/005 was considered by the Financial Resilience Sub-Committee on 8 November 2021.


The Service Manager (Finance and Performance) will update the Committee verbally on any issues or recommendations arising from the consideration of this report.



Additional documents:


Work programme update 2022 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/21/025

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Part 2 – exempt