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Audit Committee - 30 June 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House29th June 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 30 June 2009, commencing at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Peter Ray (Chairman)

Seamus Dunne

 

Tony Barton

Richard Laval

 

Graham Denman

Sarah Nelmes (Vice-Chairman)

 

Geoffrey Dunne

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
22 June 2009

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.

Please note that all Members are invited to this meeting and that there will be a presentation by the Exchequer Services Investigation Officer on Benefit Fraud commencing at 7pm.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 April 2009 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

09 04 15 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 AND INTERNAL CONTROL – APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2008/2009

 

This report allows the Committee to ask questions about the Statement of Accounts for 2008/2009 and recommends their approval.

09 06 30 AC i - (05) statement of accounts (doc)

6.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – EXTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

09 06 30 AC i - (06) external audit recs (doc)

09 06 30 AC i - (06) external audit recs-app 1 (doc)

7.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

09 06 30 AC i - (07) internal audit recs (doc)

8.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

 

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

09 06 30 AC i - (08) risk management strategy (doc)

09 06 30 AC i - (08) risk management-app a (doc)

9.

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL – BENEFIT FRAUD ANNUAL REPORT

 

This report informs members of the work of the Fraud Section for the financial year 2008/2009 and provides updates on developments for the current financial year.

09 06 30 AC i - (09) benefit fraud annual report (doc)

10.

COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

09 06 30 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.