Havant Borough Council Audit and Finance Committee Meeting

Jan. 29, 2024, 5:30 p.m.

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This is a meeting of the Audit and Finance Committee of Havant Borough Council held on the 29th Jan 2024.

The last meeting of the Audit and Finance Committee was on the 29th Jan 2024, and the next meeting will be 25th Mar 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

No

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2AX

Meeting Recordings

We know of no meeting recordings. If you know of one, let us know.

Agenda

Item Title Minutes
1 Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Rason.

2 Minutes Minutes of Previous Meeting

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Audit and Finance Committee held on 30 October 2023 be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

3 Declarations of Interests
4 External Audit Verbal Update on Financial Statements

Ernst & Young provided a verbal update on the financial statements.

 

The Chief Finance officer extended his thanks to the external auditors.

 

RESOLVED that progress report be noted.

5 2024/25 Draft Budget Audit Finance Committee Briefing note - Budget 2024-25
Draft - HBC Budget Report 24 25 Full Council (V2)

The Cabinet Lead for Finance introduced the 2024/25 draft budget and gave the Committee an opportunity to comment on the structure and presentation of the draft report.

 

The Chief Finance Officer answered questions raised by Members of the Committee.

 

It was noted that details of the proposed budget would be scrutinised by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 12 February 2024.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

Meeting Attendees

Councillor Gillian Harris MBE photo
Committee Member
Councillor Gillian Harris MBE

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Grainne Rason photo
Committee Member
Councillor Grainne Rason

Green

Apologies

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Councillor Brenda Linger photo
Vice-Chairman
Vice Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee
Councillor Brenda Linger

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Caren Diamond photo
Chairman
Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee
Councillor Caren Diamond

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor David Guest photo
Committee Member
Vice Chairman of Planning Policy Committee
Councillor David Guest

Conservative

Absent

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Councillor Husky Patel photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Planning Policy Committee
Councillor Husky Patel

Conservative

Absent

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Councillor Peter Wade photo
Committee Member
Deputy Mayor of Havant
Councillor Peter Wade

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Tony Denton photo
Committee Member
Councillor Tony Denton

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Secretary
Democratic Services Officer
Mark Gregory

None

Expected

Officer
Executive Head of Regeneration and Economic Development
Wayne Layton

None

Not required

Council Staff
Jane McEvoy

None

Not required

Secretary
Democratic & Electoral Services Manager
Jenni Harding

None

Expected

Secretary
Democratic Services Officer
Emma Carlyle

None

Present, as expected

Previous Committee Meetings

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29th Jan 2024 Audit and Finance Committee

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30th Oct 2023 Audit and Finance Committee

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10th Jul 2023 Audit and Finance Committee

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23rd Mar 2023 Audit and Finance Committee

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30th Jan 2023 Audit and Finance Committee

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28th Nov 2022 Audit and Finance Committee (Cancelled)

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20th Oct 2022 Audit and Finance Committee

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28th Jul 2022 Audit and Finance Committee

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30th May 2022 Audit and Finance Committee (Cancelled)

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27th Apr 2022 Audit and Finance Committee

Future Committee Meetings

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25th Mar 2024 Audit and Finance Committee

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8th Jul 2024 Audit and Finance Committee

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28th Oct 2024 Audit and Finance Committee

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27th Jan 2025 Audit and Finance Committee

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31st Mar 2025 Audit and Finance Committee

Source

This meeting detail is from Havant Borough Council website