Agenda

Audit Committee
Monday, 25th January, 2010 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Keith Turner- Democratic Support Officer  023 8083 2418

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies And Changes In Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in membership of the Committee made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.

 

2.

Internal Audit: Status Of Work December 2009

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor setting out the Internal Audit Status of Work report for the period ending 21st December, 2010, attached.

 

3.

Declarations Of Interest

In accordance with the Local Government Act 2000, and the Council's Code of Conduct adopted on 16th May 2007, Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any matter included on the agenda for this meeting.


NOTE: Members are required, where applicable, to complete the appropriate form recording details of any such interests and hand it to the Democratic Support Officer prior to the commencement of this meeting.

 

4.

Minutes Of The Previous Meeting (Including Matters Arising) pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 23rd September and 10th December 2009, and to deal with any matters arising, attached. 

 

5.

Statement From The Chair

6.

Exclusion Of The Press And Public

Chair to move that in accordance with the Council's Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of Appendix 2 to Item 14 based on Categories 2 and 7 of Paragraph 10.4 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules. 

The information contained therein is exempt as it relates to ongoing investigations and is likely to reveal the identities of individuals.  Having applied the public interest test it is not appropriate to disclose this information.  The interests of any parties involved in these investigations could be jeopardised by the release of the information.

 

7.

Audit Commission: Audit And Inspection Plan Progress Report pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor concerning an update on progress against the 2009-10 Audit and Inspection Plan as presented to the 24th June 2009 meeting and setting out the audit and inspection work that the Audit Commission proposes to undertake for the 2008/09 financial year, attached.

 

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8.

Highways Service Partnership Procurement pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor concerning a Progress Report from the Audit Commission highlighting key risks and issues associated with the above project in its role of adviser on risks to the Council, attached.

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9.

Annual Treasury Management Strategy and Prudential Limits 2009/10 - 2012/13 pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Resources on the City Council’s Prudential Indicators and the Treasury Management Strategy and summarising the main activities undertaken during 2009/10 to date, attached.

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10.

Risk Management Action Plan 2008-09: Status Report pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Resources concerning out a Status Report in accordance with the Authority's Risk Management Strategy and Action Plan, attached.

 

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11.

Annual Governance Statement 2008/09 Action Plan Status Report pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Resources concerning the Annual Governance Statement ('AGS') in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations where the Council is required to complete an Action Plan Status document, attached.

 

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12.

National Fraud Initiative 2008-09 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor detailing the scope and timing of the national fraud initiative exercise, attached.

13.

Assurance Mapping pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor concerning the action taken on risk and internal control related issues identified by the internal and external auditors and other review and inspection bodies, attached.

14.

Monitoring Audit Committee Recommendations pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Report of the Democratic Support and Members Services Manager requesting that the Committee considers the actions taken since the last meeting, attached.

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15.

Improvement Of School Performance pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Children’s Services and Learning on the Council’s performance in relation to the target of pupils achieving level 4 or above in both English and Maths at Key Stage 2 and performance and attainment in the City’s schools more generally, attached.

16.

Internal Audit: Status Of Work December 2009 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report of the Chief Internal Auditor setting out the Internal Audit Status of Work report for the period ending 21st December 2009, attached.

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