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Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Senior Elections and Members' Services Officer

Items
No. Item

15.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Barnes, who was substituted by Councillor Creamer.

16.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2016. pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

 

17.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

18.

KPMG Annual Audit Letter 2015-16 pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Report of Service Manager - Audit & Asset Management

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive(Chief Financial Officer) presented the Annual Audit Letter 2015-16 from KPMG, the Council’s external auditors who sent apologies for their absence.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the information.

 

19.

Internal Audit Reports Issued October -December 2016 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of Service Manager - Audit & Asset Management

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive (Chief Financial Officer) presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, summarising the outcome of Internal Audit activity for the period October to December 2016.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

20.

Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of Service Manager - Audit & Asset Management

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive (Chief Financial Officer) presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, informing Members that no audit recommendations followed-up during the period October – December 2016.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

21.

Presentation by RSM

Overview of work to be carried out by RSM in regard of future delivery of the audit function of the Council.

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive (Chief Financial Officer) introduced Chris Williams and Amjad Ali from RSM.

 

The Deputy Chief Executive (Chief Financial Officer) provided Members with information as to the decision to commission RSM to deliver the Council’s audit function to meet budget reduction requirements within the service area.

 

Mr Williams and Mr Ali presented information regarding the company structure, ways of working and future plans for the audit function.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the information provided.

22.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

 


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