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Audit Committee - 4 July 2017 (Please note change of venue)

The Colne Room, Watersmeet03rd July 2017

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

For a meeting to be held in the Colne Room, Watersmeet, Rickmansworth on Tuesday 4 July 2017 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Committee:- 

Councillors:-

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

Steve Drury (Vice-Chairman)

 

Eric Bishop

Kemal Butt

 

Joan King

Joy Mann

 

Alex Michaels

 

 

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

26 June 2017

 

 

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.

 

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

 

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 1.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

 

 2.
MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 March 2017.

 

 

 

 
 3.
NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 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.

FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY RISKS

 

 This report enables the Committee to monitor financial and budgetary risks.

 

5-financial-budgetary-risks-cover-appendix-1.docx (docx)

 

 

 6.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT (AGS) – ACTION PLAN UPDATE

 

 This report gives details of the progress resulting from the Annual Governance Statement.

 

6-ags-action-plan-cover-appendix-1.docx (docx)

 

 

 7.

FRAUD ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17

 

 This report informs members of the work of the Fraud Section for the financial year 2016/17 and provides updates on progress and developments for the current financial year.

 

7-annual-fraud-report-2016-17.docx (docx)

 

 

 8.

INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL REPORT 2016/2017

 

 This report gives details of the activities of Internal Audit during 2016/2017 and provides an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s internal control environment.

 

8-internal-audit-progress-report-2016-17-2.docx (docx)

8-1-sias-progress-report-against-the-2017-18-audit-plan-for-4-july-2017-audit-comm.docx (docx)

8-2-sias-progress-report-appendices-3-to-8-recommendations-follow-up-for-4-july-2017-audit-comm.docx (docx)

 

 

 

9.

 

INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS 

 

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

 

 9-internal-audit-annual-report-cover-2.docx (docx)

9-1-sias-annual-report-2016-17.docx (docx)

 

 

10.  

EXTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT

 

 To receive the External Audit Progress Report prepared by EY, the Council’s appointed external auditors.

 

10-external-audit-progress-report-cover-1.docx (docx)

10-1-external-audit-progress-report-26th-june-2017.pdf (pdf)

 

 

 11.

 

TREASURY MANAGEMENT OUTTURN

 

 

This report presents to members the Annual Treasury Management Report and Prudential Indicators for 2016/17.

 

 11-treasury-management-report-cover-1.docx (docx)

 

 11-1-treasury-management-report-trdc-appendix-1.docx (docx)

 

 

 12.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT (AGS) 2016/17

 

This report enables the Committee to agree the draft Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for inclusion in the draft Statement of Accounts. 

 

12-annual-governance-statement-report-cover.docx (docx)

12-1-ags-appendix-1-annual-governance-statement-2-.pdf (pdf)

12-2-ags-appendix-2-action-plan.docx (docx)

12-3-ags-appendix-3-local-code-of-governance.docx (docx)

12-4-senior-management-assurance-statement-2016-17-app-4.docx (docx)

 

 

13.

DRAFT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR 2016/17

 

 This report allows the Committee to consider the draft Statement of Accounts for 2016/17.

 

13-statement-of-accounts-cover.docx (docx)

13-1-trdc-draft-accounts-16-17-v2.pdf (pdf)

 

 

 14.

COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

 To review and make necessary changes to the Audit Committee’s Work Programme.

 

14-work-programme-1.docx (docx)

 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

 

 

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