Contact Officer: Darius Zarazel, Democratic Services Officer

Tel: 07917 088376



Date: 20 October 2023







Joint Audit and Governance Committee


WILL BE HELD ON Monday 30 October 2023 at 7.00 pm


Meeting Room 1, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE

To watch this virtual meeting, follow this link to the council’s YouTube channel


Members of the Committee:

South Oxfordshire District Council

Mocky Khan (Co-Chair)

Peter Dragonetti

Leigh Rawlins

Tony Worgan

Vale of White Horse District Council

Emily Smith (Co-Chair)

Oliver Forder

Judy Roberts

Andrew Skinner


Preferred Substitutes:

South Oxfordshire District Council

James Barlow

David Bretherton

Sam Casey-Rerhaye

Katharine Keats-Rohan

Axel Macdonald

Denise Macdonald

Jo Robb

David Turner

Vale of White Horse District Council

Andy Cooke

Eric de la Harpe

Jenny Hannaby

Mike Pighills


Alternative formats of this publication are available on request.  These include large print, Braille, audio, email and easy read. For this or any other special requirements (such as access facilities) please contact the officer named on this agenda.  Please give as much notice as possible before the meeting.


Patrick Arran

Head of Legal and Democratic



Apologies for absence 


To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members. 





Minutes  (Pages 4 - 13)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Joint Audit and Governance Committee minutes of the meeting held on 3 October 2023.





Declarations of interest 


To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and any conflicts of interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  





Urgent business and chair's announcements 


To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair. 





Public participation 


To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 





External auditor's audit results report - 2021/22  (Pages 14 - 103)


To consider the report of EY, the council’s external auditor.





Statement of accounts - 2021/22  (Pages 104 - 291)


To receive and approve the statement of accounts 2021/22 for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils.





Annual governance statements - 2021/22  (Pages 292 - 336)


To receive and approve the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council’s Annual Governance Statements 2021/22, which form part of the statement of accounts.





Letters of representation to the external auditor 


To receive and agree that the committee’s co-chairs from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse may sign their respective letters of representation to the external auditor.


Draft letters of representation can be found in appendix B to item 6 on the agenda, the External auditor’s audit results report.





Work programme  (Pages 337 - 342)


To note the committee’s work programme.