Decision details

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To make formal decisions on the reports that should have been considered by the Audit Committee at its cancelled meeting on 26 March 2020.


Internal Audit Plan 2020/21 (A.1)


(a)        That the Internal Audit Plan for 2020/21 be considered and approved; and


(b)    That the existing arrangements for updating the Plan during the year, when necessary, in order to reflect changing Authority activity and operational needs and to provide flexibility of service delivery, be continued, with significant amendments to be reported to the Audit Committee, as part of the periodic Internal Audit reporting arrangements.


Internal Audit Periodic Update: December 2019 to February 2020 (A.2)


That the progress to date on the Internal Audit Plan 2019/20 be noted.


External Auditor’s Audit Planning Report for the Year Ended 31 March 2020 (A.3)


That the External Auditor’s Audit Planning Report for the year ended 31 March 2020 be agreed.


Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy (A.4)


(a)     That the amended Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy be approved; and


(b)     That the Head of Democratic Services & Elections be requested to consider including training for Members on anti-fraud and corruption measures as part of the Councillor Development Scheme.


Table of Outstanding Issues (A.5)


That the progress made against the actions set out in Appendices A and B to the Officer report be noted.


Audit Committee Work Programme 2020/21 (A.6)


(a)     That the Audit Committee’s Work Programme for 2020/21 be approved; and


(b)     That at an appropriate time in the future an audit be carried out in relation to the effectiveness of the Council's response to the Coronavirus public health emergency.


Risk Based Verification Policy (B.1)


That following the annual review for 2019/20, the Risk Based Verification Policy, as set out in Appendix A to the Officer report, be approved.




Reasons for the decision:

In order to enable decisions to be made on the Officer reports given that the meeting of the Audit Committee due to have been held on 26 March 2020 was cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 public health emergency.

Alternative options considered:

Not to approve the Officer recommendations contained in the reports.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 03/04/2020

Date of decision: 03/04/2020

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