Performance and Audit Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 17 November 2022 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Christine Brain: Democratic Services Officer  Email:

Note: Please note a revised new Appendix E has been publish Report No: PAS/WS/22/023 

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 307 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2022 (copy attached.)


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.


Internal Audit Mid-Year Progress Report (2022 to 2023) pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/22/020

Additional documents:


Delivering a Sustainable West Suffolk Council Budget (2023 to 2024) pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/22/021


Treasury Management Report (September 2022) pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Report number: FRS/WS/22/005 was considered by the Financial Resilience Sub-Committee on 7 November 2022.


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



Additional documents:


Work programme update pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/22/022

Additional documents:


2022 to 2023 Performance Report (Quarter 2) pdf icon PDF 351 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/22/023

Additional documents:


Exclusion of press and public

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded during the consideration of the following item because 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 public were present during this item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt categories or information as prescribed in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and indicated against each item and, in all circumstance of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Part 2 – exempt



2022 to 2023 Performance Report (Quarter 2): Exempt Appendix F: Aged Debt Over 90 Days Monitoring (paragraphs 1 and 2)

Exempt Appendix F to Report number: PAS/WS/22/023


(This exempt appendix is to be considered in private under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as it contains information relating to an individual and information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual).