Audit Committee

Information on the Audit Committee at Suffolk County Council.

The Audit Committee is made up of 7 elected members.

The committee advises on the adequacy and effectiveness of the council's corporate governance arrangements.

Its responsibilities includes:

  • monitoring the arrangements in place for managing risk and combating fraud and corruption
  • monitoring the adequacy and effectiveness of the external and internal audit services
  • approving the Annual Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement

The committee also has a responsibility to promote high standards of conduct by councillors, co-opted members and church and parent governor representatives.

It takes an overview of matters relating to probity and ethics, and advises the council on codes of conduct and good practice for members and officers, including the Whistleblowing Policy.

The committee receives the Local Government Ombudsman's Annual Review Letter and reports about comments, compliments and complaints; including summary reports about complaints made against councillors.

It also works with the Councillor Development Working Group to monitor and review member training and development.

Committee Members

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Joanna Spicer Louis Busuttil informal WS Resized
Joanna Spicer (Con) Louis Busuttil (Con)

Members

County Councillors:

Co-opted Member

  • Neil Jeffery

Meeting dates

You're welcome to attend a meeting of the Audit Committee.

The papers and agendas for the meetings are available on our website five days before the meeting and will include venue details.

Committee meeting dates

Date

Venue

Time

Thursday 5 March 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 10am
Wednesday 20 May 2020 Remote Meeting  10am
Wednesday 22 July 2020 Remote Meeting 10am
Thursday 24 September 2020 Remote Meeting 10am
Wednesday 25 November 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 10am
Thursday 28 January 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 10am
Tuesday 16 March 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 10am
Wednesday 23 June 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  10am
Wednesday 21 July 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 10am
Wednesday 29 September 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 10am
Tuesday 9 November 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  10am
Tuesday 7 December 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  10am
Thursday 27 January 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  10am
Tuesday 25 March 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  10am
Wednesday 18 May 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  10am

Dates after May 2021 will be subject to reconsideration by Council on 27 May 2021

Contact and further information

If you would like to contact us, please email committee.services@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 265119, Monday to Friday; 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.