Audit Committee
Tuesday, 9 April 2019 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Bindloss Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Inge Booth 

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 December 2018.


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.


Audit Committee 2018/19 Work Programme pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider progress against the Committee’s 2018/19 Work Programme.


Audit Committee 2019/20 Work Programme pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To consider a draft Work Programme for 2019/20.  (The Programme can be adapted as necessary during the year.  Firm meeting dates will be set when the Council considers the Calendar of Meetings for the forthcoming year at the Annual Meeting on 21 May 2019.)


Chair of the Audit Committee's Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To consider the Chair of the Audit Committee’s draft Annual Report which summarises the activities of the Committee during 2018/19.

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Regulatory Framework


Review of Performance Management Framework and Risk Management Process pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider an update to the Performance Management Framework and the Risk Process.

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Risk Management - Operational Risks pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To consider the operational risks which are positioned above the line of risk tolerance and the reviewed Strategic Risk No.5, Impact of the Welfare Reform on Communities.

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External Audit


External Auditor's Progress Report and Update pdf icon PDF 511 KB

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


Certification Work for South Lakeland District Council for Year Ended 31 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To consider a letter from External Audit on certification work for South Lakeland District Council for year ended 31 March 2018.


External Audit Plan for South Lakeland District Council Year Ending 31 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 478 KB

To consider the Audit Plan for South Lakeland District Council year ending 31 March 2019.

Internal Audit


Internal Audit Progress Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider progress achieved in delivering the Internal Audit Plan to date in 2018/19, including seven final Internal Audit reports and an update on progress achieved in implementing recommendations from previous internal audit reviews.

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Internal Audit Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider a summary of the outcomes of the work of the internal audit provided by TIAA Limited for South Lakeland District Council for 2018/19, including the Head of Internal Audit’s opinion on the effectiveness of the Council’s arrangements for risk management, governance and internal control.

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Internal Audit Annual Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider the Internal Audit Annual Plan 2019/20.

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Financial Issues


Other Significant Financial Issues

To consider a verbal update from the Assistant Director 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)


Customer Connect Programme Management

Further to AUD (2018/19), to consider an update on the management of the Customer Connect Programme.