Audit Committee

Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on it, who the chair is, when the meetings are held, are the meetings open to the public, can the public speak at the meetings and when can you view agendas and minutes. 

What is the role of the Audit Committee?

The role of the Audit Committee is to assist the council by:

  • providing independent assurance on the adequacy of internal control and governance arrangements within the council;
  • recommending the adoption of the council's annual governance statement;
  • reviewing and approving the financial statements.

The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Who chairs meetings?

Meetings of the Audit Committee are chaired by Councillor Hogan.

When are meetings?

Audit Committee Meetings

 Date  Time  Venue
Friday, 26 January 2018
10am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 23 March 2018
10am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 20 July 2018 11am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 14 September 2018 10am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 25 January 2019 10am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 22 March 2019 10am  County Hall, Beverley


Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to ask questions at Audit Committee meetings.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes of meetings?

Agendas and reports for the Audit Committee are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.

Minutes for Audit Committee meetings are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the Senior Committee Manager, Iain Edmiston:

Email: iain.edmiston@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393208

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
HU17 9BA

Please note: there may be a charge for copying any information.

Where can I view the Statement of Accounts?

The audited Statement of Accounts can be viewed on the Statement of Accounts page.