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Information about Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a key component of the Council’s governance framework. Its purpose is to provide an independent and high-level focus on the adequacy of governance, risk and control arrangements. The Committee’s role in ensuring that there is sufficient assurance over governance risk and control gives greater confidence to all those charged with governance that those arrangements are effective. The Audit Committee has oversight of both internal and external audit together with the financial and governance reports, helping to ensure that there are adequate arrangements in place for both internal challenge and public accountability.


The membership of the committee comprises 13 Somerset Council members (with voting rights) and up to 2 independent co-opted members (no voting rights).


For further details, please see the Constitution or email Democratic Services on