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Audit Committee
Tuesday 16 December 2008 5.30 pm

Date:
Tuesday, 16th December, 2008
Time:
5.30pm
Place:
Committee Room, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold
 

Attendance Details

ItemDescriptionResolution
21 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
 
22 TO APPROVE AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 23 SEPTEMBER 2008.
RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
23 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.
 
24 DATA SECURITY / DISASTER RECOVERY UPDATE
PRESENTATION - MARK LANE(IT & EFFICIENCY MANAGER)

RESOLVED:

To thank Mark Lane for the presentation.
25 COMPREHENSIVE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT- CORPORATE ASSESSMENT FINAL REPORT
RESOLVED:

To note the information.
26 CORPORATE RISK SCORECARD
RESOLVED:

To note the report.
27 ANNUAL AUDIT PLAN - RISK ASSESSMENT
RESOLVED:

To accept the assessment provided in the report and that the 2009-10 Audit Plan be formulated accordingly.
28 ANNUAL REVIEW OF TERMS OF REFERENCE
RESOLVED:

To approve the terms of reference submitted
29 FOLLOW UP OF PREVIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS
RESOLVED:

To note the reports
30 INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS ISSUED OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2008
RESOLVED:

To accept the reports.
31 ANY OTHER ITEMS WHICH THE CHAIRMAN CONSIDERS URGENT.
 
The meeting closed at 7.55 pm

Attendance Details

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

Business

Business
ItemBusiness
21Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bexon and Powell.
23None were received
24Mark Lane(IT & Efficiency Manager)gave a presentation on Data Security and Disaster recovery.
25The Chief Executive submitted a report that informed members of the Audit Commission's final report on its CPA Corporate Assessment of the Borough Council carried out in July 2008.

The report also set out the Council's response to the Areas for Improvement set out by the Commission in its report, including any links to Areas for Improvement identified in the Improvement and Development Agency's (IDeA) Peer Review report on the Council published in Spring 2008.

The report had been referred from Cabinet to the sub-Committee for information.
26The Manager of Audit & Risk Management
submitted a report that updated members of the Audit Sub-Committee on the current level of assurance that can be provided against each corporate risk.

The methodology and assurance metrics adopted in producing the Corporate Risk Scorecard are provided for reference in Appendix A.
27The Manager of Audit & Risk Management submitted a report on the methodology and assurance metrics adopted in producing the Corporate Risk Scorecard.The figures were provided for reference in the Appendix to the report.
28The Manager of Audit & Risk Management submitted a report following the annual review of the Terms of Reference of the Audit Sub-Committee

Where appropriate, items had been updated those items to reflect the work being undertaken by the Committee.
29The follow up reports for the following Audits were submitted: -

· IAR0708-06 Leisure Income
· IAR0708-08 Creditors
· IAR0708-16 NDR
· IAR0708-17 Council Tax
· IAR0708-22 Insurance & Inventory
30The following reports were considered: -

1. Sickness Absence
2. Leisure Income
3. Council Tax
4. NDR
5. Creditors
6. LSVT Conversion Data - Assurance Statement
31None

 


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