Audit Committee
Thursday, 5 December 2019 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Georgian Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Inge Booth 

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 September 2019.


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 item in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Audit Committee 2019/20 Work Programme pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider progress against the Committee’s 2019/20 Work Programme.

External Audit


External Auditor's Progress Report and Update pdf icon PDF 555 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.

Internal Audit


Internal Audit Progress Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider progress achieved in 2019/20 in delivering the Internal Audit Annual Plan, including one final Internal Audit Report and an update on progress achieved in implementing recommendations from previous internal audit reviews.

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Accounting Policies 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider the accounting policies for the 2019/20 financial year to be used in the preparation of the Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2020.

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Regulatory Framework


Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider the Council’s Strategic Risk Register.

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Audit Committee Risk Register pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To consider the updated Audit Committee Risk Register.

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Review of Local Code of Governance pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To consider the results of the review of the Council’s Local Code of Governance and an update on the progress in implementing the Annual Governance Statement action plan.

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Review of Constitution pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider recommended amendments to the Constitution.

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Review of Whistleblowing pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the results of the review of the Council’s Whistleblowing Policy.

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Review of Effectiveness of Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider the results of the annual review of the Audit Committee’s effectiveness.

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Financial Issues


Other Significant Financial Issues

To receive a verbal update from the Finance Lead Specialist (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/13, to consider an update on the management of the Customer Connect Programme.