Wednesday, 30 October 2019

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 6.30 pm.

UPDATING
Icon for pdf Audit Committee Updating 30.10.19 [227.41KB]

AGENDA

1        CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chair will give their announcements. 
Mobile phones should be switched to silent and the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency will be explained.

2        APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE        

To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting.

3        DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

If a member of the Audit Committee or other member of the Council present at the meeting has a personal or prejudicial interest in any agenda item during this meeting they should declare its existence and nature publicly.

4        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION    
a) For items on the agenda
b) For items not on the agenda

5        EXTERNAL AUDIT RESULTS REPORT

This report summarises the preliminary audit conclusion of the Council's external auditors in relation to the audit of Mendip District Council for 2018/19.
Icon for pdf Item 05 External Audit Results Report [4.74MB]

6        LETTERS OF REPRESENTATION FOR SIGNATURE

Icon for pdf Item 06a Response Letter to Ernst & Young [265.45KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06b CEO & S151 Audit Response [162.92KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06c Chair of Audit Committee Audit Response [178.35KB]

7        STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR SIGNATURE

Icon for pdf Item 07 Statement of Accounts 2018-19 [2.85MB]

8        ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT FOR SIGNATURE

Icon for pdf Item 08 Annual Governance Statement 2018-19 [476.97KB]

9        SWAP INTERNAL AUDIT QUARTERLY PROGRESS UPDATE

Internal Audit provides an independent and objective opinion on the Authority's control environment by evaluating its effectiveness.
Icon for pdf Item 09 SWAP Internal Audit Quarterly Progress Update [459.69KB]

10      AUDIT COMMITTEE FORWARD PLAN 2019/20

An outline of the work for the Committee over the next year.
Icon for pdf Item 10 Audit Committee Forward Plan [107.51KB]

11      TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY MIDYEAR UPDATE

Icon for pdf Item 11 Treasury Management Strategy Midyear Update [817.79KB]

12      PREVIOUS MINUTES - NON-CONFIDENTIAL

To confirm the minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 24 July 2019.
Icon for pdf Item 12 Previous Audit Committee Minutes 24.07.19 Non-Confidential [195.46KB]

13      EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Audit Committee is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during items 14 to 17 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:

Category 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council).

14      INTERNAL AUDIT OUTSTANDING RECOMMENDATIONS PROGRESS UPDATE

This paper updates the Committee on work to monitor and progress outstanding priority internal audit recommendations.

15      STRATEGIC RISK MANAGEMENT REPORT

The paper outlines the Council's approach to risk management and intended areas of work to further strengthen the council's arrangements during 2019/20

16      PREVIOUS MINUTES - CONFIDENTIAL

To confirm the minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 24 July 2019.

17      URGENT BUSINESS