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Audit committee handbook

The audit committee handbook reflects developing best practice in governance.

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Audit committee handbook

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The audit committee handbook has been revised to reflect developing best practice in governance, and in particular to support the provisions of ‘Corporate governance in central government departments: code of good practice’ and the increasing significance of risk management, and associated assurance needs, in the governance of government organisations.

The updated version also includes guidance on whistleblowing and cyber security.

Published 29 May 2013
Last updated 4 April 2016 + show all updates
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