Committee details

Audit and Standards Committee

Purpose of committee

With effect from the 18 May 2023, the Audit Committee and Standards Committees have been joined together.


The Audit and Standards Committee is a key component of Wyre Council’s corporate governance. It provides an independent high-level focus on the audit, assurance and reporting arrangements that underpin good governance and financial standards.


The purpose of the committee is to provide those charged with governance, independent assurance of the adequacy of the risk management framework and the internal control environment. It provides independent review of the authority’s governance, risk management and control frameworks and oversees the financial reporting and annual governance processes. It oversees internal and external audit, helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place.


The committee is also responsible for upholding and encouraging the highest moral standards of Elected Members. The committee ensures that an effective process is in place to handle a variety of issues, including those involving Councillors' conduct.


Contact information

Support officer: George Ratcliffe. Assistant Democratic Services Officer