Performance and Audit Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 23 November 2023 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 102 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2023 (copy attached.)


Declarations of interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registerable or non-registrable 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.


The Constitution allows that a person who wishes to speak must register at least 15 minutes before the time the meeting is scheduled to start.


There is an overall limit of 15 minutes for public speaking, which may be extended at the Chair’s discretion.



Delivering a Sustainable Medium-Term Budget pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/023

Additional documents:


2023 to 2024 Performance Report (Quarter 2) pdf icon PDF 549 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/024

Additional documents:


Internal Audit Mid-Year Progress Report 2023 to 2024 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/025

Additional documents:


Treasury Management Report (September 2023) pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Report number: FRS/WS/23/005 was considered by the Financial Resilience Sub-Committee on 13 November 2023.



Additional documents:


Work programme update pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/026

Additional documents:


Exclusion of the 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 the 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 circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Part 2 – exempt



2023 to 2024 Performance Report Quarter 2 - EXEMPT Appendix F

Exempt Appendix F to Report number: PAS/WS/23/024


(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).