Agenda and draft minutes

Audit Committee
Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Tel: (0116) 257 2775 Email: democratic.services@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

13.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

None.

14.

Appointment of Substitutes

To appoint substitute Members in accordance with Rule 26 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Substitution Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

15.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

16.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 19 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 04 December 2019 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

17.

Action List Arising from the Previous Meeting

There was no Action List arising from the previous meeting.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The Action List arising from the previous meeting held on 04 December 2019 be noted.

18.

Petitions and Deputations

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule(s) 11 and 12 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Petitions Procedure Rules respectively.

Minutes:

None.

19.

Internal Audit Progress Report (To Mid-February 2020) pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Report of the Chief Finance Officer / Section 151 Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report and to the report and Appendix 1 (as set out on pages 5-15 of the main agenda reports pack) which asked it to note the update in relation to managements implementation of internal audit recommendations.

 

The Committee requested that further details be provided on the current control framework that the organisation. Members agreed that it would be beneficial to distinguish the audit procedures within the Authority.

 

Members requested that recommendations are presented and compared using present data as opposed to showing historical data. It was suggested that each audit report shows the outstanding recommendation of the current year going forward and provides more narrative in relation to the recommendations.

 

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESLOVED THAT:

 

The contents of the report be noted.

 

20.

Draft External Audit Plan (2019/20) pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Report of the Chief Finance Officer / Section 151 Officer

 

Under Section 100B(4)(B) of the Local Government Act 1972, by reason of special circumstance, in that an additional item of business needs to be considered before the next meeting of the Committee, the Chair is of the opinion that the following item of business should be considered at this meeting as a matter of urgency.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report and Appendix 1 (as set out on pages 3-37 of the supplementary agenda reports pack) which asked it to note the update in relation to managements implementation of internal audit recommendations.

 

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESLOVED THAT:

 

The contents of the report be noted.

 

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