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Audit Committee - 8 September 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House07th September 2010

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday, 8 September 2010 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Graham Denman

Sarah Nelmes

 

Geoffrey Dunne

Peter Ray (Chairman)

 

Seamus Dunne

Ralph Sangster

 

Richard Laval (Vice-Chairman)

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
31 August 2010

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.  Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee.  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 June 2010 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

10 06 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.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – JULY 2010 (MONTH 4)

 

This report gives an update of the three-year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 31 July 2010 (circulated separately). It is presented to the Audit Committee in order that the financial and budgetary risks can be monitored.

6.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL –  EXTERNAL AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE – SEPTEMBER 2010

 

This report allows the Committee to ask questions of the external auditor concerning his ‘Report to those charged with Governance’.

10 09 08 AC i - (06) trdc isa 260 report 2009-10 draft for audit cttee (doc)

7.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

10 09 08 AC i - (07) external audit recs (doc)

10 09 08 AC i - (07) external audit recs-app 1 (doc)

8.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

10 09 08 AC i - (08) internal audit recs (doc)

10 09 08 AC i - (08) internal audit recs-apps 1-2 (doc)

10 09 08 AC i - (08) internal audit recs-apps 3-6 (doc)

9.

AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL – ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT – ACTION PLAN UPDATE

 

This report updates the Committee on the implementation of the action plan resulting from the Annual Governance Statement.

10 09 08 AC i - (09) ags action plan (doc)

10.

COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

10 09 08 AC i - (10) work programme (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.