Agenda

Audit Committee
Monday 20th January 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE

Contact: Alison Marston 

Items
No. Item

1.

SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee members made in accordance with Council Procedure Rules.

2.

APOLOGIES

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2019 (previously circulated).

4.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 9

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on this agenda.

6.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to thirty minutes will be available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Committee and to receive any petitions.

7.

RISK MANAGEMENT pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) which brings to Members’ attention the current strategic and top operational risks facing the Council, as determined by the Corporate Management Team and Heads of Service. These risks have been reviewed at the performance clinic in November 2019 and reflect the assessments in place for the quarter October 2019 to January 2020.

Additional documents:

8.

SHARED INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICE - PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Report of the Shared Internal Audit Service which provides an update on the progress in delivering the Annual Audit Plan for 2019/20 as at 3 January 2020.

9.

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

10.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A) (2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 12 (if any) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100A (3) and Part I of Schedule 12A of the said Act as amended.

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

PART II

11.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF AN EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIR