Agenda and draft minutes

Audit Committee - Wednesday, 11 May 2022 6.30 pm, MOVED

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Valentine-Wilkinson, Democratic Services Officer on 01455 255834 or email  rebecca.valentine-wilkinson@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk 

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421.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Ladkin, Pendlebury and Roberts, with the following substitution authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10:

 

Councillor Morrell for Councillor Roberts.

422.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 19 January 2022.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Flemming, seconded by Councillor P Williams, and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 19 January

2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman

423.

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.

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

424.

Internal Audit Plan 2021-23 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To provide members with the proposed operational plan for 2021/22 and 2022/23 alongside a three year Audit Strategy (Strategy) for consideration and approval.

Minutes:

Members were provided with the proposed operational plan for 2021/22 and 2022/23 alongside a three year audit strategy.

 

In a response to a question from Members regarding fraudulent activity around grant funding, the Head of Finance confirmed that the Revenues and Benefits Partnership had already commissioned the external auditors Grant Thornton to produce a report on this. It was then noted that a summary of the findings relating to HBBC could be submitted to the Audit Committee for information, after the Joint Committee had reviewed the report, to give assurance to members that the grant funding had been apportioned appropriately.

 

It was moved by Councillor H G Williams, seconded by Councillor Flemming and

 

                        RESOLVED – the internal audit plan 2021-23 be approved.