Audit Committee, Monday, 24 August 2020
This meeting will be held at 6.30 pm. This will be a virtual meeting.
You can view the live stream of the meeting by clicking this link and selecting 'Watch on the web instead'.
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 29 April 2020.
6 2019-20 QUARTER 4 BUDGET MONITORING AND OUTTURN REPORT
This is the pre-audit Q4 Outturn report for 2019-20. Final verification of the accounts is largely complete, but some work is still on-going due to the added uncertainties around the impact of COVID-19.
7 STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS
8 ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT
9 ANNUAL LETTERS OF ASSURANCE
10 SWAP INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL OPINION REPORT
11 REVISED SWAP INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN
12 ERNST YOUNG EXTERNAL AUDIT UPDATE
A verbal update will be given.
13 SWAP INTERNAL AUDIT ACTIVITY 2019-20 - OUTTURN AUGUST 2020
14 AUDIT COMMITTEE FORWARD PLAN
15 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND REVIEW TEMPLATE
This report sets out the process of monitoring the commercial property portfolio, shares the proposed template and provides a worked example for illustrative purposes.
16 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chairman decides is urgent.
17 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 18 and 19 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).
18 INTERNAL AUDIT OUTSTANDING RECOMMENDATIONS PROGRESS UPDATE
19 CORPORATE RISK REGISTER UPDATE