Agenda

Extraordinary Council Meeting, Council - Wednesday 31st August, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Bernie Carr 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Request for Extraordinary Council Meeting to discuss the External Audit report produced by Ernst and Young regarding Middlesbrough Council in which the Council's accounts were qualified

Request for Extraordinary Council Meeting from all Members of the Labour Group:

 

We, the undersigned, read with grave concern the External Audit report produced by Ernst and Young regarding Middlesbrough Council in which the Council’s accounts were qualified due to multiple serious governance failings.

 

We wish to request an urgent Extraordinary General Meeting of Middlesbrough Council to allow members to debate and discuss the External Audit report and the implications and consequences that flow from it. This includes the unprecedented decision of the Chief Executive and Section 151 Officer to refuse to sign off an Annual Governance statement and the request that has been made to central government for the Department of Levelling up and Housing and Communities to intervene in Middlesbrough Council’s governance processes.

 

We believe that a full and frank discussion of these issues by elected members is essential.