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Audit Committee - 26 September 2019

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House25th September 2019

AUDIT COMMITTEE

 

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Audit Committee:-

 

Councillors:-

Keith Martin (Chairman)

Joanna Clemens

Tony Humphreys

David Raw

Dominic Sokalski (Vice-Chairman

Sarah Nelmes

Michael Revan

 

David Hill, Interim Chief Executive

18 September 2019

 

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

 

2.  MINUTES

 To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Audit Committee Meeting held on 23 July 2019.

19-07-23 draft-minutes

 

3.  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.

 

4.  DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

5.  RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY UPDATE

To receive a presentation.

 

6.  ANNUAL REVIEW OF RISK MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

 

This report summarises the Council’s risk management arrangements and includes revised Risk Registers for each service

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7.  INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT

 

This report details:

a) Progress made by the Shared Internal Audit Service (SIAS) in delivering the Council’s annual audit plan for 2019/20 as at 13 September 2019.

b) Proposed amendments to the approved 2019/20 Annual Audit Plan.

c) Implementation status of all previously agreed audit recommendations from 2016/17 onwards.

d) An update on performance management information as at 13 September 2019

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8.  EXTERNAL AUDITORS ANNUAL AUDIT LETTER 2018/19

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9.  FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY RISKS

This report advises the Committee on the latest position in respect of the evaluation of financial risks facing the Council for discussion and any recommendations / comments they wish to make.

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10.  COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

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

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11.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.

 

12.  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

General Enquiries: Contact the Committee Team at Committeeteam@threerivers.gov.uk