Audit Committee, Wednesday, 29 January 2020

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 6.30 pm.

APPROVED MINUTES

Icon for pdf Approved Audit Committee Minutes 29.01.20 [66.06KB]

AGENDA

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 EXTERNAL AUDIT UPDATE

6 ERNST & YOUNG ANNUAL AUDIT LETTER

Icon for pdf Item 06 Ernst & Young Annual Audit Letter [1.91MB]

7 SWAP INTERNAL AUDIT QUARTERLY PROGRESS UPDATE

Internal Audit provides an independent and objective opinion on the Authority's control environment by evaluating its effectiveness.

Icon for pdf Item 07 SWAP Internal Audit Quarterly Progress Update [1.81MB]

8 ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND CLOSEDOWN TIMETABLE

Icon for pdf Item 08 Accounting Policies and Closedown Timetable [132.0KB]
Icon for pdf Item 08a Accounting Policies Document [274.95KB]
Icon for pdf Item 08b Draft Closure Timetable [250.26KB]

9 TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Icon for pdf Item 09 Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy [1017.63KB]

10 AUDIT COMMITTEE FORWARD PLAN 2019/20

An outline of the work for the Committee over the next year.

Icon for pdf Item 10 Audit Committee Forward Plan [108.5KB]

11 PREVIOUS MINUTES - NON-CONFIDENTIAL

To confirm the minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 30 October 2019.

Icon for pdf Item 11 Non-Confidential Audit Committee Minutes 30.10.19 [227.23KB]
 

12 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 13 to 16 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).

13 INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS MONITORING Q3 2019/20

This paper updates the Committee on work to monitor and progress outstanding priority internal audit recommendations.

14 STRATEGIC RISK MANAGEMENT REPORT

The paper outlines the Council's approach to risk management and intended areas of work to further strengthen the council's arrangements during 2019/20

15 PREVIOUS MINUTES - CONFIDENTIAL

To confirm the minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 30 October 2019.

16 URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any other business which the Chairman decides is urgent.