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Agenda

Audit Committee
Thursday, 5th December, 2019 1.30 pm

Venue: Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Contact: Michelle Dulson  Committee Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence / Notification of Substitutes

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on the 12 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The Minutes of the meeting held on the 12 September 2019 are attached for confirmation. 

Contact Michelle Dulson (01743) 257719

4.

Public Questions

To receive any questions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  The deadline for this meeting is 1.30pm on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

 

5.

First line assurance: Commercial Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 113 KB

The report of the Head of Business Enterprise and Commercial Services is attached.

Contact: Tim Smith (01743 258676).

 

6.

First line assurance: Children's Direct Payments Update

The report of the Interim Assistant Director Children’s Social Care and Safeguarding is to follow.

Contact: Sonya Miller (01743 254264)

7.

Second line assurance: Treasury Strategy Mid-Year Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 246 KB

The report of the Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance (Section 151 Officer) is attached.

Contact:  James Walton (01743) 258915

 

Additional documents:

8.

Second line assurance: Annual review of Counter Fraud, Bribery and Anti-Corruption Strategy and activities, including an update on the National Fraud Initiative pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The report of the Head of Audit is attached. 

Contact: Ceri Pilawski (01743) 257739

 

Additional documents:

9.

Governance Assurance: Annual review of Audit Committee Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 247 KB

The report of the Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance (Section 151 Officer) is attached.

Contact: James Walton (01743) 258915

 

10.

Governance Assurance: Annual Audit Committee Self-Assessment pdf icon PDF 236 KB

The report of the Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance (Section 151 Officer) is attached.

Contact: James Walton (01743) 258915

 

11.

Third line assurance: Internal Audit Charter pdf icon PDF 484 KB

The report of the Head of Audit is attached.

Contact:  Ceri Pilawski 01743 257739

 

12.

Third line assurance: Internal Audit performance report and revised Annual Audit Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 830 KB

The report of the Head of Audit is attached.

Contact:  Ceri Pilawski (01743) 257739

 

13.

Third line assurance: External Audit, Audit progress report and sector update pdf icon PDF 587 KB

The report of the Engagement Lead is attached.

Contact: Richard Percival (0121) 232 5434

 

14.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Audit Committee will be held on Tuesday 25 February 2019 at 1.30 pm.

15.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To RESOLVE that in accordance with the provision of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, Section 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations and Paragraphs 2, 3 and 7 of the Council’s Access to Information Rules, the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following items.

 

16.

Exempt minutes (Exempted by Categories 2, 3 and 7)

The exempt minutes of the meeting held on the 27 June 2019 are attached for confirmation. 

Contact Michelle Dulson (01743) 257719

17.

First line assurance: Theatre Severn update (Exempted by Categories 1, 2 and 3)

The exempt report of the Interim Head of Culture and Heritage is attached.

Contact: Clare Featherstone (01743) 255067

18.

Third line assurance: Highways Term Maintenance Contract Kier 2019/20 (Exempted by Category 5)

The report of the Head of Audit is attached. 

Contact: Ceri Pilawski (01743) 257739

 

 

19.

Internal Audit: Fraud, Special Investigation and RIPA Update (Exempted by Categories 2, 3 and 7)

The exempt report of the Principal Auditor is attached.

Contact:  Peter Chadderton (01743) 257727

 

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