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Audit Committee
8 Jul 2021 - 10:00 to 12:23
Scheduled
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests

Documents

Agenda

Part 1
Appointment of Chair
To appoint a Chair of the Audit Committee for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.
Appointment of Vice Chair
To appoint a Vice Chair of the Audit Committee for the 2021/22 Municipal Year. 
Apologies for Absence
To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitutions
Standard Items

To note that Council, on 27 April 2021, received and adopted the minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2021. 
To approve the minutes of the Special meeting held on 20 May 2021.
[Copy Minutes herewith] 

Part A

The Minutes of the meetings of the Business and Transformation Scrutiny Panel held on 1 April and 3 June 2021 are submitted for information.
(Copy Minutes herewith)

To consider the Audit Fee Letter 2020/21.
(Copy Letter herewith).
The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report providing a summary of the progress of the 2020/21 accounts and work requiring completion prior to the publication of the draft accounts for 2020/21.  Along with information regarding use of estimates in preparation of the 2020/21 draft Statement of Accounts in line with the enhanced requirements of Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures (ISA540).
(Copy Report RD.17/21 herewith)

The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report providing the Treasury Management Outturn for 2020/21.
(Copy Report RD.07/21 and Executive Minute Excerpt herewith, Business and Transformation Scrutiny Panel Minute Excerpt (BTSP.41/21(c)) included in Agenda item A.1 above)

The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report providing an overview of the work carried out by Internal Audit between January and March of 2020/21.  (Copy Report RD.10/21 herewith).  The undernoted Final Audit Reports are submitted for consideration:

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 June of 2021/22; together with information on progress against the agreed audit plan, performance indicators, and previous audit recommendations.
(Copy Report RD.14/21 herewith)

The Designated Head of Internal Audit to submit a report providing a summary of the outcomes of the work undertaken by Internal Audit for Carlisle City Council in 2020/21 and including the Designated Head of Internal Audit’s opinion on the effectiveness of the Council’s arrangements for risk management, governance and internal control in accordance with the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS).
(Copy Report RD.11/21 herewith)

The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to provide an update on technical issues and consultations on financial and auditing subjects.
(Copy Report RD.12/21 herewith)























Part B

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Members of the Audit Committee

Conservative -  Mrs McKerrell, Meller, Mrs Mitchell, Morton, Mrs Finlayson (sub), Lishman (sub), Shepherd (sub)

Labour – Birks, Patrick, Atkinson (sub), Dr Tickner (sub) 

Independent - Bomford

Enquiries, requests for reports, background papers etc to: committeeservices@carlisle.gov.uk

Attendance

Name
No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
Councillor Mrs Linda Mitchell Councillor David Shepherd
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Councillor Pamela BirksAUC.24/21A.5 – Internal Audit Progress 2020/21 (March – June) – Internal Audit Report – Business Grants Covid 19 (Fraud)Registrable InterestThe interest related to her being a Trustee of Currock Community Centre which had received a grant
Councillor Mrs Ann Vipond McKerrellAUC.24/21A.5 – Internal Audit Progress 2020/21 (March – June) – Internal Audit Report – Business Grants Covid 19 (Fraud)Disclosable Pecuniary InterestThe interest related to her business being a recipient of a grant.
Councillor Ms Lucy PatrickAUC.24/21A.5 – Internal Audit Progress 2020/21 (March – June) – Internal Audit Report – Business Grants Covid 19 (Fraud). Registrable InterestThe interest related to her being a Trustee of Morton Community Centre which had received a grant.

Visitors

OFFICERS:      Corporate Director of Governance and Regulatory Services

                        Corporate Director of Finance and Resources

                        Financial Services Manager (Deputy S.151) and Designated Head of Internal

                        Audit

                        Principal Auditor

ALSO

PRESENT:       Director, Audit (Grant Thornton)

                        Councillor Ellis, Deputy Leader, and Finance, Governance and Resources Portfolio Holder