Agenda and minutes

Audit Committee - Wednesday, 15 January 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub

Contact: Tan Ashraf, Democratic Services Officer on 01455 255834 or email 

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Apologies and substitutions


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Cook, Lay, Smith and H Williams with the substitution of Councillor CM Allen for Councillor H Williams authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10.


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.


It was noted that Councillor A Pendlebury was missed from the list of attendees on the minutes. 


It was moved by Councillor Flemming, seconded by Councillor Pendlebury and


RESOLVED - the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October be confirmed, subject to the above amendment, and signed by the chairman.


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.



Internal Audit Risk Management Report pdf icon PDF 713 KB

Report of the Internal Auditor.


Members received the internal audit report into risk management processes for 2019/20. The internal auditor reported similar findings to last year and relatively low level recommendations were made.


RESOLVED – the report be noted.



Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 610 KB

Internal audit progress report.


The internal auditor presented an update on progress against the 2019/20 internal audit plan. It was explained that the audit deadlines for mid-2020 would be met even though the audit plan was slightly behind schedule.


RESOLVED – the report be noted



Assurance Letter from Internal Auditor pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Housing Benefit Assurance letter.


The internal auditor presented the Housing Benefit Assurance letter which was noted.


The Chair expressed thanks to the internal auditors.