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Audit Committee - 24 July 2018

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House23rd July 2018

AUDIT COMMITTEE

 

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Audit Committee:-

 

Councillors:-

Keith Martin (Chairman)

Marilyn Butler

Joanna Clemens

David Coltman

Steve Drury

 

Sarah Nelmes (Vice Chairman)

Margaret Hofman

Joan King

Joy Mann

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

16 July 2018

 

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.

 

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Legislation and the laws of libel and defamation.

 

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

  1. MINUTES

           

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Audit Committee Meeting held on 20 March 2018.

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  1. NOTICE OF ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced,

together with special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

 

  1. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

  1. FRAUD ANNUAL REPORT

 This report informs members of the work of the Fraud Section for the financial year 2017/18 and provides updates on progress and developments for the current financial year.

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  1. INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL REPORT 2017/18

This report gives details of the activities of Internal Audit during 2017 /18 and provides an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s internal control environment.

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  1. INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

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

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  1. EXTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT

To receive the External Audit Progress Report prepared by EY, the Council’s appointed External Auditors. (to taken as part of Item 10)

 

  1. TREASURY MANAGEMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017/18

This report presents to Members the Annual Treasury Management report for 2017/18.

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  1. EXTERNAL AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE (JULY 2018) AND APPROVAL OF THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2017/18

This report allows the Committee to ask questions of the External Auditor concerning his ‘Report to those charged with Governance’ and to approve the Statement of Accounts (including the Annual Governance Statement) for 2017/18.

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  1. FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY RISKS

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

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  1. COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

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

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  1. OTHER BUSINESS

 

  1. EXCLUSION OF THE 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