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Audit Committee - 11 September 2006

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House10th September 2006

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Monday, 11 September 2006 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Richard Laval (Chairman)

Sarah Nelmes (Vice-Chairman)

 

Harry Davies

John Pendlebury

 

Geoffrey Dunne

Russell Smith

 

David Lake

 

Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services
31 August 2006

 

The Audit Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

Please note that all members are invited to this meeting and that there will be a presentation at 6.30pm on 'Business Continuity' by Sarah Baker, Emergency Planning, Hertfordshire County Council, who is advising the Council on its business continuity arrangements.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 June 2006: (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

06 06 28 AC mins. DOWNLOAD
   

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

5.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - EXTERNAL AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE

 

This report gives the findings of the external auditor in respect of the 2005/06 audit.

06 09 11 AC i - (05) external audit governance. DOWNLOAD
06 09 11 AC i - (05) ext audit governance-app01. DOWNLOAD
   

6.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

This report gives details of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the external auditor.

06 09 11 AC i - (06) external audit recommendations. DOWNLOAD
06 09 11 AC i - (06) external audit recommendations-app01. DOWNLOAD
   

7.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL REPORT

 

The report presents the annual report of Internal Audit's work for the year 2005/06.

06 09 11 AC i - (07) internal audit annual report.DOWNLOAD
06 09 11 AC i - (07) internal audit annual report-app01. DOWNLOAD
   

8.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

This report gives details of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the internal auditor.

06 09 11 AC i - (08) internal audit recommendations. DOWNLOAD
06 09 11 AC i - (08) internal audit recommendations-app02. DOWNLOAD
   

9.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - STATEMENT ON INTERNAL CONTROL - ACTION PLAN UPDATE

 

This report gives details of the progress in implementing the actions required resulting from the Statement on Internal Control.

06 09 11 AC i - (09) sic action plan. DOWNLOAD
   

10.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - STRATEGIC RISKS UPDATE

 

This report updates the Committee on strategic risks

06 09 11 AC i - (10) strategic risks. DOWNLOAD
   

11.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL - BENEFIT FRAUD ANNUAL REPORT

 

This report informs Members of the work of the Fraud Section for the financial year 2005/2006 and provides updates on developments for the current financial year.

06 09 11 AC i - (11) fraud annual report. DOWNLOAD
   

12.

COMMITTEE'S WORK PROGRAMME

 

To review and make necessary changes to the Committee's work programme

06 09 11 AC i - (12) work programme. DOWNLOAD
   

13.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

14.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If any confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s) and a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

"that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under the respective paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act".

1.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.