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Audit Committee
Tuesday 26 June 2007 5.30 pm

Date:
Tuesday, 26th June, 2007
Time:
5.30pm
Place:
Committee Room, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold
 

Attendance Details

ItemDescriptionResolution
1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
 
2 TO APPROVE AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 26 MARCH 2007
RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
3 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.
 
4 AUDIT COMMISSION
RESOLVED:

To note the information submitted
5 AUDIT SUB COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
RESOLVED;

To note the current Terms of Reference for the Audit Sub Committee.
6 FOLLOW UP OF PREVIOUS AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS
RESOLVED:

To note the report
7 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REVIEW
RESOLVED: To note:-

i. The work undertaken in relation to Corporate Governance, Risk and the Assurance Statement.

ii. That points raised in the Assurance Statements will feed into the Statement on Internal Control and forms part of the Published Statement of Accounts.
8 THE ANNUAL INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT - JUNE 2007
RESOLVED:

To note the contents of the report and the Assurance Statement provided at Appendix A.
9 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS
RESOLVED:

To accept the reports.
10 ANY OTHER ITEMS WHICH THE CHAIRMAN CONSIDERS URGENT.
 
The meeting closed at 7.25 pm

Attendance Details

Present:
E.J. Collin (Chairman), A.S. Bexon (a), G.V. Clarke (a), A.J. Gillam (a), C.J. Powell, D.E. Pulk(a), G.E. Withers

Business

Business
ItemBusiness
1Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bexon, Clarke, Gillam and Pulk.
3None declared
4The Audit Inspection Plan and Annual Audit letter were submitted.

Chris Leeland Audit Manager and Bev Parker Relationship Manager attended the meeting and presented the documents.
5The Manager of Resource Services updated members on the Audit Sub Committee's Terms of Reference.

The Terms of Reference were agreed and approved at the December 2006 Audit Sub Committee meeting and were submitted at Appendix A to the report.
6The Manager of Audit Services submitted a report that monitored departmental progress in implementation of Internal Audit recommendations.
7Members were updated on the Corporate Governance arrangements at the Borough Council.

The report appraised and confirmed to members, the adequacy and effectiveness of Internal Control arrangements and procedures at Gedling.
8The Manager of Audit Services submitted a report on the activity of Internal Audit during the 2006-07 financial year.

The report also provided assurance on the internal control systems within the Authority to support the Statement on Internal Control to be given within the annual Statement of Accounts.

Reference was also made to the fact that Member Training for the sub-committee, if required would be available later in the year.
9The Manager of Resource Services submitted the following reports: -

Banking
Fuel
Housing Rents
Housing Repairs
IT Health Check
Direct Services Budgetary Control
Direct Services Budgetary Control and Performance Management
10None

 


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