Audit Committee, Wednesday, 3 August 2022
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 6.30 pm.
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AGENDA AND REPORTS PACK
1 CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair will give their announcements. Mobile phones should be switched to silent and the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency will be explained.
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting.
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
If a member of the Audit Committee or other member of the Council present at the meeting has a personal or prejudicial interest in any agenda item during this meeting they should declare its existence and nature publicly.
4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) For items on the agenda
b) For items not on the agenda
5 PREVIOUS MINUTES
To confirm the minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 1 June 2022
6 ANNUAL STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2020-21 (AUDITED), ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT AND CHANGES SINCE THE DRAFT STATEMENTS
7 DRAFT AUDITOR'S ANNUAL REPORT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2020-21
Provided by Ernst Young LLP Auditors
8 INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN OUTTURN REPORT 2021-22
Provided by SWAP
9 INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL AUDIT OPINION REPORT 2021-22
Provided by SWAP
10 DRAFT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2021-22
11 ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2021-22
12 ANNUAL OUTTURN STATEMENT AND TREASURY MANAGEMENT OUTTURN FOR 2021-22
13 AUDIT COMMITTEE FORWARD PLAN
The Audit Committee are asked to note the Forward Plan.
14 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chairman decides is urgent.
15 EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
The Audit Committee is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during items 16 to 18 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:
Category 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council).
16 INTERNAL AUDIT OUTSTANDING RECOMMENDATIONS PROGRESS REPORT
This paper updates the Committee on work to monitor and progress outstanding priority internal audit recommendations.
17 STRATEGIC RISK REGISTER MANAGEMENT REPORT QUARTER 1 2022-23
The paper outlines the Council's approach to risk management and intended areas of work to further strengthen the council's arrangements.
18 THIRD PARTY BACK-UP AND DISASTER RECOVERY