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Committee Details

Audit and Standards Committee

Purpose of committee

The Committee was established on 1 September 2016 and merged the functions of the former Audit and Standards Committees.


It is a key part of the Council's corporate governance arrangements and it oversees and assesses the Council’s risk management, control and corporate governance arrangements and advises the Council on the adequacy and effectiveness of these arrangements.  It also has responsibility for the statutory financial reporting process through approval of the Statement of Accounts.


In addition, the Committee is responsible for promoting high standards of conduct by Councillors and co-opted members, overseeing the Members’ Code of Conduct and considering complaints that a Member may have breached the Code.

Further information is available on the Procedure for Dealing with Standards Complaints.


Attending Meetings


Meetings of the Council have to be held as physical meetings and are open to the public.  Meetings are normally held at Sheffield Town Hall and are webcast.


If you would like to attend the meeting, please report to an Attendant in the Foyer at the Town Hall where you will be directed to the meeting room.  However, it would be appreciated if you could register to attend, in advance of the meeting, by emailing, as this will assist with the management of attendance at the meeting.  


Please do not attend the meeting if you have COVID-19 symptoms. It is also recommended that you undertake a Covid-19 Rapid Lateral Flow Test within two days of the meeting.  To aid safe access and protect all attendees, you are welcome to wear a face covering within the venue.


PLEASE NOTE: The Public Gallery in the Town Hall Council Chamber can accommodate 50 persons.  Social distancing may not be possible in the Gallery depending on the numbers of members of the public in attendance at the meeting.  An overspill area will be provided in the event that more than 50 members of the public attend - the webcast of the meeting will be live streamed to that room.


Alternatively, you can observe the meeting remotely by clicking on the ‘view the webcast’ link provided on the meeting page of the website.


Recording is allowed at Audit and Standards Committee meetings under the direction of the Chair of the meeting. There is a protocol on audio/visual recording and photography at council meetings which provides further information.


Contact information

Support officer: Jay Bell, Democratic Services. Email:

Phone: 0114 273 5485