Greater Manchester Combined Authority Audit Committee - Wednesday, 20th September, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: The Tootal Buildings - Broadhurst House , 1st Floor, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU. View directions

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Apologies For Absence

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Appointment of Chair of the Audit Committee 2023-2024

To seek nominations for the appointment of Chair of the Committee for 2023/2024.

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Chair's Announcements and Urgent Business

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Membership of the Committee 2023-2024

To note the membership of the Committee for the Municipal Year 2023/24:- 


Councillor Dylan Butt                                              Trafford Council (Con)

Councillor Christine Carrigan                                Stockport Council (Lab)       

Councillor John Merry                                             Salford City Council (Lab)

Councillor Mary Whitby                                           Bury Council (Lab)

*Councillor Christine Roberts                                Wigan Council (Lab)

*Councillor Shelley Lanchbury                              Manchester City Council (Lab)


Gwyn Griffiths                                                           Independent Member

Grenville Page                                                          Independent Member

Catherine Scivier                                                     Independent Member

Susan Webster                                                         Independent Member


*Substitute Members:


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Members Code of Conduct and Register of Interest pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To remind Members of their obligations under the Code of Conduct, and to complete their Annual Declaration of Interest form if not already done so.

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Audit Committee Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To note the Terms of Reference for the GMCA Audit Committee.

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Code of Corporate Governance pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To note the Code of Corporate Governance as set out in Part 7 (Section E) of the GMCA Constitution.

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Audit Committee Schedule of Meetings 2023/2024

To note the following programme of meetings for 2023/24:-


Wednesday 20th September 2023.

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Wednesday 24th January 2024.

Wednesday 13th March 2024.

Meeting will commence at 10:00 am unless otherwise notified.

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive declarations of interest in any item for discussion at the meeting. A blank form for declaring interests has been circulated with the agenda; please ensure that this is returned to the Governance & Scrutiny Officer at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.


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Minutes of the Previous Audit Committee Meeting pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To consider the approval of the minutes of the meeting held on 15th March 2023.


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Update From the Joint Audit Panel "To Follow" pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To receive an update on the Joint Audit Panel.

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Audit Committee Annual Report "To follow" pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Report of the Interim Audit Committee Chair.

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Internal Audit Opinion 2022-2023 pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Report of the Deputy Director Audit and Assurance, GMCA

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Annual Governance Statement 2022-2023 pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Report of the GMCA Treasurer and the GMCA Solicitor and Monitoring Officer.

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Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Report of Deputy Director of Audit and Assurance, GMCA.

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Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Report of Deputy Director of Audit and Assurance, GMCA.

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Audit Action Tracking Follow Up pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Report of Deputy Director of Audit and Assurance, GMCA.

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Annual Report: GMCA Whistleblowing Outcomes pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Report of the GMCA Treasurer.

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Quarterly Treasury Management Update - 30 June 2023 pdf icon PDF 517 KB

Report of the GMCA Treasurer.

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Unaudited GMCA Annual Statement of Accounts 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Treasurer, GMCA.

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Assessment of Going Concern pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Report of the GMCA Treasurer.

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External Audit Progress Report - To Follow pdf icon PDF 383 KB

Report of Mazars, LLP External Auditor.

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Audit Committee Work Programme To Follow pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To consider the Committee work programme.

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