Agenda and draft minutes

Audit Committee
Tuesday 28 May 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from the Mazars the external auditors

2.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2019. pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

3.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

4.

Corporate Risk Management Scorecard pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance.

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance introduced a report which had been circulated prior to the meeting, which updated the current level of assurance that can be provided against each corporate risk.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the progress of actions identified within the Corporate Risk Register.

5.

Progress on the Action Plan Determined by the Annual Governance Statement 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance.

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance introduced a report which had been circulated prior to the meeting, which updated the achievement of specific actions outlined within the Annual Governance Statement 2017/18.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the progress of actions identified within the Annual Governance Statement 2017/18

 

6.

Internal Audit Progress Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of the Head of Internal Audit (RSM) and the Deputy Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Chris Williams, Head of Internal Audit (RSM) introduced a report which had been circulated prior to the meeting summarising the outcome of the internal audit activity completed by RSM Internal Audit Team for the period March 2019 to May 2019.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the actions taken or to be taken.

7.

Annual Internal Audit Report 2018/19

Report of the Audit Manager (RSM).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Chris Williams, Head of Internal Audit (RSM) introduced a report which had been circulated prior to the meeting which reported on the activities of Internal Audit during the 2018/19 financial year that includes, amongst other matters, an opinion on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s internal control environment.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To accept the report as presented.

8.

Draft Annual Governance Statement 2018/19

 Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance introduced a report which had been circulated prior to the meeting, which informed Members of the proposed Annual Governance Statement 2018/19.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the Annual Governance Statement 2018/19.  No additional comments were provided for inclusion in the final version which will be presented to the Audit Committee on July 23 2019.

9.

External Audit Annual Audit Fee Letter 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance introduced a report which had been circulated prior to the meeting which informed Members of the external auditor’s proposed audit work and fee in respect of the 2019/20 financial year.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the Annual Audit Fee Letter 2019/20.

10.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

Members were informed that there would be a half hour training session before each Committee.  Suggestions for useful topics to be included were invited.