Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members

2.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

3.

Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

5.

Matters arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

6.

External Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 50 KB

The External Audit Progress Report summarises the auditing activities undertaken by KPMG since the last meeting of the Committee in January 2018 and provides an overview of actions to be completed by the next meeting of the Audit Advisory Committee in July 2018.

7.

External Audit Report on grants and returns 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 577 KB

The report summarises the results of work the Council’s External Auditor has carried out on the Council’s 2016/17 grant claims and returns.

8.

Review of the Use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) Powers in 2017 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The report explains the Council’s use and conduct of covert surveillance techniques when investigating serious criminal offences relying on the powers made available to local authorities in Part II of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).

 

This report sets out the first annual review by the Audit Advisory Committee.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Update on the operation of i4B Holdings Ltd pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The report provides an update on the performance, future plans and audit arrangements of the Council’s wholly owned company, i4B Holdings Ltd.

Additional documents:

10.

Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) Action Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB

The paper informs Members of the progress on implementing the action plan that was produced after the self-assessment of the Internal Audit service against the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS).

Additional documents:

11.

Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Progress Report (Quarter 3) pdf icon PDF 223 KB

The report provides an update on the progress against the Internal Audit Plan for the period 1 January 2018 to 28 February 2018 as well as a summary of counter fraud work for the period 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017 (Quarter 3).

 

Additional documents:

12.

Draft 2018/19 Internal Audit Annual Plan pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The report sets out the draft Internal Plan for 2018/19 and the basis on which the Plan has been prepared. 

 

Additional documents:

13.

Dates of Committee meetings in 2018/19

The proposed dates for meetings of the Audit Advisory Committee in the 2018/19 Municipal Year are: 

 

Thursday 26 July 2018 (to be followed by a meeting of the Audit Committee to approve the Council’s accounts)

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Thursday 13 December 2018

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Tuesday 2 April  2019

Wednesday 8 May 2019

 

Please note that these dates will not be confirmed until approved at the Annual Council meeting on Monday 14 May 2018.

14.

Audit Advisory Committee Forward Plan and Agenda for the next meeting pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To note the Committee’s Forward Plan and agree a draft agenda for the next meeting, which would be reviewed and finalised by the Chief Finance Officer, the Head of Audit and the Chair of the Committee one month after the date of the current meeting.

 

15.

Any other urgent business