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Audit Committee
24 Sep 2021 - 10:00 to 11:05
Scheduled
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Documents

Agenda

Standard Items
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
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 items 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.
To note that Council, on 14 September 2021, received and adopted the Minutes of the meetings held on 8 July and 28 July 2021.  The Minutes will be signed by the Chair. 
(Copy Minutes in Minute Book 48(2) / herewith). 





Public Items
The Minutes of the meetings of the Business and Transformation Scrutiny Panel held on 3 June, 15 July and 26 August 2021 are submitted for information. 
(Copy minutes herewith).  
Grant Thornton to present a report updating the Committee on progress in delivering their responsibilities as the Council's External Auditors. 
(Copy report herewith). 
The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report providing an overview of the work carried out by Internal Audit between July and September 2021/22.  The report also includes information on progress against the agreed Audit Plan, performance indicators and previous audit recommendations. 
(Copy report RD.39/21 herewith).

The undernoted Final Audit Reports are submitted for consideration:
(Copy Reports herewith). 
The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a quarterly summary of Treasury Management transactions for the first quarter of 2021/22. 
(Copy report RD.34/21 herewith).


The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report providing an update on technical issues and consultations on financial and auditing subjects. 
(Copy report RD.38/21 herewith). 

Exempt Items
B.1 OUTSTANDING INTERNAL AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS (ICT)
*** This report is not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).*** 

The Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to submit a report providing a summary of progress in relation to ICT services and outline steps to be taken to progress the implementation of agreed actions. 
(Copy report RD.40/21 herewith). 
Members of the Audit Committee

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

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

Independent - Bomford

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

Additional Meeting Documents

Attendance

Name
No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
Councillor Mrs Ann Vipond McKerrell Councillor David Shepherd
Councillor Ms Lucy Patrick  
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Councillor Jeffrey Thomas BomfordAUC.44/21A.3(ii) Internal Audit Report – Third Sector Grant Funding (VFM)Registrable InterestThe interest related to the fact that he was the City Council’s representative on the Carlisle and District Citizens’ Advice Bureau Trustee Management Committee.
Councillor Keith MellerAUC.44/21A.3(i) Internal Audit Report – Community ServicesRegistrable InterestThe interest related to the fact that he was a Trustee of Brampton Community Centre Board
Councillor David ShepherdAUC.44/21A.3(ii) Internal Audit Report – Third Sector Grant Funding (VFM).Registrable InterestThe interest related to the fact that he was the City Council’s representative on the Carlisle and District Citizens’ Advice Bureau Trustee Management Committee.
Councillor Mrs Valerie TarbittAUC.44/21A.3(i) Internal Audit Report – Community ServicesRegistrable InterestThe interest related to the fact that she was a Trustee of Longtown Community Centre.

Visitors

Also Present: Key Partner, Grant Thornton
Councillor Ellis, Finance, Governance and Resources Portfolio Holder

Officers: Corporate Director of Governance and Regulatory Services
Corporate Director of Finance and Resources
Financial Services Manager (Deputy S.151)
Principal Auditor
Infrastructure and Service Desk Manager