Agenda

Audit Committee
Thursday 19th March 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 20 January 2020 (previously circulated).

4.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 11

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) bringing 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 had been reviewed at the performance clinic in February 2020 and reflected the assessments in place for the quarter January to April 2020.

Additional documents:

8.

SHARED INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICE (SIAS) INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Report of the Shared Internal Audit Service asking Members to note the Internal Audit Progress Report and amendments to the Audit Plan for 2019/20.

9.

SHARED INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICE (SIAS) 2020/21 INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN REPORT pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of the Shared Internal Audit Service on approval of the proposed Annual Audit Plan for 2020/21.

10.

AUDIT PLANNING REPORT - YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020 pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Report of Ernest & Young LLP providing the Council’s Audit planning report for the year ended 31 March 2020.

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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