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
Constitution or email Democratic Services on