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Meeting Details

Audit Committee
24 Jan 2014 - 10:00 to 12:55
Scheduled
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests

Documents

Agenda

Standard Items
Briefing Meeting
A private preparatory / briefing meeting for Members of the Committee will be held at 9.30 am in the Flensburg Room
Apologies
To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitutions
Declarations of Interest
Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests, other registrable interests and any interests, relating to any item on the agenda at this stage
Public and Press
To agree that the items of business within Part A of the agenda should be dealt with in public and that the items of business within Part B of the agenda should be dealt with in private
Pdf Minutes (117Kb)
To approve and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2013.
[Copy Minutes in Minute Book Volume 40(3) / herewith]
Public Items
The Minutes of the meetings of the Resources Overview and Scrutiny Panel held on 10 October and 28 November 2013; and 6 January 2014 are submitted for information.
(Copy Minutes herewith)
The Director of Grant Thornton to present their Annual Audit Letter 2012/13 for information.
(Copy Letter herewith)
The Director of Grant Thornton to present their report on progress on the 2013/14 audit, and summary of emerging national issues and developments relevant to local government.
(Copy Report herewith)
The Director of Resources to submit a report updating Members on the 2013/14 final Accounts Process.
(Copy Report RD.72/13 herewith)
The Director of Resources to submit a report providing details of proposed changes to the Financial Procedure Rules in respect of the retention of documents.
(Copy Report RD.73/13 herewith)
Pursuant to Minute AUC.52/13, the Director of Resources to submit a report updating Members on the Council's governance arrangements and its systems of internal control in line with CIPFA's Good Governance Framework.
(Copy Report RD.74/13 herewith)
The Director of Resources to submit a report summarising the work carried out by Audit Services since the previous report to the Committee on 26 September 2013.
(Copy Report RD.79/13 herewith)
The Director of Resources to submit a report setting out the Council's Treasury Management Strategy Statement for 2014/15 in accordance with the CIPFA Code of Practice on Treasury Management.
(Copy Report RD.63/13 herewith)
The Director of Resources to submit a report providing the regular quarterly report on Treasury Transactions, together with forecasts for 2014/15 - 2018/19.
(Copy Report RD.55/13 herewith)
The Director of Resources to report the findings of an external review of the Internal Audit Shared Service.
(Copy Report RD.81/13 herewith)
The Director of Resources to report on the Internal Audit Charter.
(Copy Report RD.80/13 herewith)
Exempt Items
Members of the Audit Committee:
Conservative: Earp, Mallinson E, Nedved, Bowman S (Sub), Craig (Sub), Parsons (Sub)

Labour: Atkinson K, Atkinson P, Bowditch (Vice-Chairman), Patrick (Chairman), Boaden (Sub), Franklin (Sub), Whalen (Sub)
Enquiries to:
Morag Durham - Tel: 817036

Additional Meeting Documents

Attendance

Name
No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
Councillor Mrs Karen Atkinson Councillor Michael Boaden
Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Anne Mallinson Councillor Cyril Stanley Bowman
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Visitors

Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

Chief Executive
Director of Governance
Director of Local Environment
Financial Services and HR Manager
Chief Accountant
Audit Manager
Policy and Communications Manager

Director, Grant Thornton
Manager, Grant Thornton
Group Audit Manager, Cumbria Shared Internal Audit Service


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