Agenda

Audit Committee - Monday 30th January 2023 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Vanisha Mistry 

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 21 September 2022 (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 REPORT pdf icon PDF 339 KB

Report of the Executive Director (Finance and Transformation) on the current strategic risks facing the Council as determined by the Corporate Management Team.  These risks have been reviewed in place for the quarter October to December 2022.

Additional documents:

8.

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY, STRATEGY AND FRAMEWORK pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Report of the Executive Director (Finance and Transformation) on a new Risk Management Policy and Strategy, along with the Risk Management Framework for the Council.

Additional documents:

9.

WHBC SHARED INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICE (SIAS) PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 795 KB

Report of the Shared Internal Audit Service (SIAS) which provides details on the progress made by SIAS in delivering the Council’s Annual Audit Plan for 2022/23 as at 13 January 2023.

10.

AUDIT PLANNING REPORT - YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2022 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Report of Ernest & Young LLP providing the Council’s Audit planning report for the year ended 31 March 2022.

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 13 (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