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Audit Committee
24 Sep 2020 - 10:00 to 11:40
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Standard Items
Register of Attendance and Declarations of Interest

A roll call of persons in attendance will be taken and, at the same time, 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.

Apologies for Absence
To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitutions.
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.



To note that Council, on 8 September 2020, received and adopted the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2020.  The Minutes will be signed by the Chair at the first practicable opportunity.

[Copy Minutes in Minute Book Volume 47(2) / herewith]

Public Items

The Minutes of the meeting of the Business and Transformation Scrutiny Panel held on 23 July 2020 are submitted for information.

(Copy Minutes herewith)


Grant Thornton to provide a verbal update.

The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report providing an overview of the work carried out by Internal Audit between April and September of 2020/21.  The report also includes information on progress against the agreed audit plan, performance indicators and previous audit recommendations.

(Copy Report RD.30/20 herewith)


The undernoted Final Audit Reports are submitted for consideration:

(Copy Reports herewith)

The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report presenting the Council's Statement of Accounts 2019/20 (subject to Audit).

(Copy Report RD.29/20 herewith)

The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report providing the regular quarterly summary of Treasury Management Transactions for the first quarter of 2020/21.  The Executive considered the matter on 17 August 2020.

(Copy Report RD.22/20 and Minute Excerpt herewith)

Exempt Items

- NIL -





Members of the Audit Committee

Conservative - Mrs Bowman, Mrs McKerrell, Meller (Chair), Mrs Finlayson (sub), Morton (sub), Shepherd (sub)

Labour – Birks, Patrick (Vice-Chair), Dr Tickner, Alcroft (sub), Mrs Atkinson (sub), Miss Whalen (sub) 

Independent - Bomford, Paton (sub)
Enquiries, requests for reports, background papers, etc to:  Morag Durham, Democratic Services Officer -

Meeting Documents

  1. Pdf Grant Thornton presentation - The Redmond Reviewpptx - Private
  2. Pdf The Redmond Review - Private
  3. Pdf Minutes - Audit Committee - 24 September 2020 (164Kb)

Declarations of Interests


Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

OFFICERS:  Corporate Director of Governance and Regulatory Services; Corporate Director of Finance and Resources; Corporate Director of Economic Development; Financial Services Manager (Deputy S151) and Designated Head of Internal Audit; Principal Auditor; Policy and Communications Manager


Key Audit Partner and the Audit Manager (Grant Thornton)

Deputy Leader, and Finance, Governance and Resources Portfolio Holder

Environment and Transport Portfolio Holder