MINUTES of a meeting of the Cabinet held at Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes on 16 April 2024.



PRESENT  Councillors Keith Glazier (Chair), Nick Bennett (Vice Chair), Bob Bowdler, Carl Maynard and Bob Standley


            Members spoke on the items indicated:


Councillor Bennett      - items 5 and 6



50.         Minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2024


50.1     The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on the 5 March 2024 were agreed as a correct record.




51.         Apologies for absence


51.1     An apology was received from Councillor Claire Dowling.




52.         reports


52.1     Copies of the reports referred to below are included in the minute book.




53.         East Sussex County Council External Audit Plan 2023/24


53.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Finance Officer.

53.2     It was RESOLVED to approve the External Audit Plan for 2023/24.


53.3     The External Audit Plan provides an overview of the planned scope and timing of the statutory audit of the Council’s 2023/24 accounts and identifies any significant risks.




54.         Internal Audit Strategy and Plan 2024/25


54.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.


54.2     It was RESOLVED to agree the Council’s Internal Audit Strategy and Annual Audit Plan 2024/25.



54.3     The Internal Audit Strategy and Annual Plan 2024/25 sets out how the Council will meet its statutory requirements for internal audit.




55.         To agree which items are to be reported to the County Council


55.1     There were no items to report to the County Council.