Agenda and minutes

Audit Committee - Wednesday, 21 October 2020 6.30 pm

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Apologies and substitutions


There were no apologies.


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.


It was moved by Councillor H Williams, seconded by Councillor Pendlebury and


                   RESOLVED - the minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2020

                   be approved.



Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.


No interests were declared at this stage.


Head of Internal Audit Opinion Report 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 627 KB

Report of the Internal Auditor.


The report of the internal auditor was presented to the committee. It was noted that Covid-19 had impacted on the report as three of the review areas, though nearly finalised, had not been completed. The reviews had restarted and would be included in the next Audit progress report for 2020/21. The overall conclusion of the internal auditor was that significant assurance was provided with no high risk recommendations which had been a positive result for the year and overall a good report for the authority.


Members noted the report.


Financial Systems Internal Audit Report October 2020 pdf icon PDF 795 KB

Report of the Internal Auditor.


Members were presented with the report of the internal auditor and it was noted that low level recommendations had been made, for example to ensure all necessary checks were made and information recorded appropriately.


In response to a member’s question it was highlighted that the next progress report would include a follow up of the progress made against the recommendations.


Members noted the report.


Financial Statements 2019-20 (Unaudited) pdf icon PDF 381 KB

To present to the Audit Committee the draft financial statement and Annual Governance Statement 2019-20.

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The draft financial statement and Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 were presented and it was highlighted that sufficient controls, safeguards and governance arrangements were in place and there were no significant control weaknesses. 



Members noted the report.