Audit Committee, Wednesday, 5 April 2017
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 5.30 pm.
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 25 January 2017
6 BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND ISO COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
A verbal update will be given at the meeting.
7 EXTERNAL AUDIT - 2016/17 UPDATE REPORT
This paper provides the Audit Committee with a report on progress in delivering Grant Thornton's responsibilities as the Council's external auditors.
8 EXTERNAL AUDIT - 2017/18 AUDIT PLAN
This Audit Plan sets out for the benefit of those charged with governance (in the case of Mendip District Council, the Audit Committee), an overview of the planned scope and timing of the audit, as required by International Standard on Auditing (UK & Ireland) 260.
9 EXTERNAL AUDIT - 2017/18 FEE LETTER
The 2017/18 Fee Letter for Mendip District Council will be presented at the meeting.
10 INTERNAL AUDIT - 2017/18 AUDIT PLAN
The purpose of this report is for members to approve the Internal Audit Charter and the Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2017-18.
11 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 item 12 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) 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).
12 CORPORATE RISK REGISTER UPDATE
The paper outlines the council's approach to risk management and intended areas of work to further strengthen the Council's arrangements during 2016/17.
13 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chairman decides is urgent.