Audit Committee
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Georgian Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Inge Booth 

No. Item


Committee Administration



To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 327 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 April 2017 (copy attached).


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To note the Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee, as attached.


Audit Committee 2017/18 Work Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To consider progress against the Committee’s 2017/18 Work Programme.

Regulatory Framework


Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider the Strategic Risk Register.

Additional documents:



Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider and note the unaudited Statement of Accounts for 2016/17.

Additional documents:

External Audit


External Auditor's Progress Report and Update Report pdf icon PDF 10 MB

To consider a summary of the External Auditor’s progress to date and emerging issues and developments that may be relevant to the Council.

Internal Audit


Internal Audit Report pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To consider the Internal Audit Annual Report 2016/17, the progress achieved in delivering the 2017/18 Audit Plan, and the outcomes of completed audit reviews.

Additional documents:

External Audit


Update on Appointment of External Auditors pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To consider the progress made in the selection and appointment of External Auditors by Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd.

Regulatory Framework


Audit Committee Risk Register pdf icon PDF 485 KB

To consider the updated Audit Committee Risk Register.

Financial Issues


Other Significant Financial Issues

To receive a verbal update from the Assistant Direction Resources (Section 151 Officer) on any other significant financial issues.


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

There are no items in this part of the agenda.