Audit Committee
Thursday, 19 September 2019 6.30 p.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal. View directions

Contact: Inge Booth 

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 306 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25 July 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


Annual Audit Letter for South Lakeland District Council Year Ending 31 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To consider the Annual Audit Letter for South Lakeland District Council for the financial year ending 31 March 2019.


External Auditor's Progress Report and Update pdf icon PDF 249 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


Review of effectiveness of Internal Audit pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider a review of the effectiveness of the Internal Audit Service.

Additional documents:


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.

Additional documents:

Regulatory Framework


Annual Review of Anti-Fraud Policy and Activity pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To consider the results of the Audit Committee’s annual review of the Council’s Anti-Bribery, Fraud and Corruption Policy, and statistical data on cases where sources of information indicated that fraudulent activity might be occurring.

Additional documents:

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 (201819), to consider an update on the management of the Customer Connect Programme.