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Audit Committee - 25 June 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House24th June 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday, 25 June 2008, commencing at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Graham Denman

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

 

Geoffrey Dunne

Peter Ray

 

Seamus Dunne

Ralph Sangster

 

Richard Laval (Vice-Chairman)

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
17 June 2008

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 12 June 2008: (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

08 06 12 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.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2007/2008

 

This report allows the Committee to ask questions about the Statement of Accounts for 2007/2008 and recommends their approval.

08 06 25 AC i - (05) approval statement of accts 2007 08 (doc)

08 06 25 AC i - (05) statement of accounts 07-08 (xls)

08 06 25 AC i - (05) audit plan-app 3 (doc)

Note: This item will be considered at a reconvened meeting of the Audit Committee at 6.30pm on Monday 30 June 2008.

6.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

08 06 25 AC i - (06) ext audit recs (doc)

08 06 25 AC i - (06) ext audit recs-app 1 (doc)

7.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

08 06 25 AC i - (07) int audit recs (doc)

8.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

 

The report recommends to the Council that the Executive Committee updates the Risk Management Strategy.

08 06 25 AC i - (08) risk mngmnt strategy (doc)

08 06 25 AC i - (08) risk mngmnt strategy-app a (doc)

9.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – BENEFIT FRAUD ANNUAL REPORT

 

This report informs members of the work of the Fraud Section for the financial year 2007/2008 and provides updates on developments for the current financial year.

08 06 25 AC i - (09) benefit fraud (doc)

10.

COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

08 06 25 AC i - (10) work prog (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

12.

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”.

13.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.