Audit Committee

Purpose of Audit Committee

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance of the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated control environment, independent scrutiny of the authority’s financial and non-financial performance, to the extend that it affects the authority’s exposure to risk and weakens the control environment and to oversee the financial reporting process.

The Audit Committee should review the Code of Corporate Governance seeking assurance where appropriate from the Cabinet, or referring matters to management on the scrutiny function.

The full role and functions of the Committee are set out within the Council's Constitution together with the Terms of Reference, which can be found on this page.

Membership of Audit Committee

7 seats in total

5 Conservative

2 West Somerset Opposition

Name Political Group
Cllr R P Lillis (Chairman) Conservative
Cllr R Woods (Vice Chairman) Conservative
Cllr K Mills  Conservative
Cllr P Pilkington West Somerset Opposition
Cllr N Thwaites Conservative
Cllr R Thomas Conservative
Cllr T Venner West Somerset Opposition