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Audit Committee - 16 June 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House16th June 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 16 June 2011, commencing at the conclusion of the Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee which itself starts at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Eric Bishop

Paul Goggins

 

Kemal Butt

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

 

Geoffrey Dunne

Peter Ray (Vice-Chairman)

 

Seamus Dunne

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
8 June 2011

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.

  1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30 March 2011 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

11 03 30 AC mins (doc)

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.

CONSULTATION ON FUTURE AUDIT ARRANGEMENTS FOR PUBLIC BODIES

 

Following the publication by Communities and Local Government of the consultation document “Future of Local Public Audit”, local authorities have been invited to respond to the document by 30 June 2011.

11 06 16 AC i - (05) consult on future audit arrangements (doc)

11 06 16 AC i - (05) future of local audit consult doc published-app (pdf)

6.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

11 06 16 AC i - (06) external audit recs (doc)

11 06 16 AC i - (06) external audit recs-app 1 (doc)

7.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

11 06 16 AC i - (07) internal audit recs (doc)

11 06 16 AC i - (07) internal audit recs-app 1 (doc)

11 06 16 AC i - (07) internal audit recs-app 2 (doc)

11 06 16 AC i - (07) internal audit recs-app 3-5 (doc)

8.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

 

The report recommends to the Council that the Executive Committee makes no change to the Risk Management Strategy.

11 06 16 AC i - (08) audit int control - risk mngmnt strategy (doc)

9.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – BENEFIT FRAUD ANNUAL REPORT

 

This report informs members of the work of the Fraud Section for the financial year 2010/2011 and provides updates on developments for the current financial year.

11 06 16 AC i - (09) trdc benefit fraud (doc)

10.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – ICT ASSURANCE STATEMENT

 

This report gives the outcome of the meeting between the ICT Manager and Acting Internal Audit Manager to resolve the issues raised in the ICT assurance statement and the internal audit recommendations.

11 06 16 AC i - (10) assurance statement (doc)

11 06 16 AC i - (10) assurance statement-app 1 (doc)

11.

COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

11 06 16 AC i - (11) work prog (doc)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

13.

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”.

14.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.