Audit Committee
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 6.30 p.m.

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

Contact: Inge Booth 

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To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 September 2018 (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.


Audit Committee 2018/19 Work Programme pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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

External Audit


External Auditor's Progress Report and Update pdf icon PDF 608 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 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider progress achieved in 2018 in delivering the Internal Audit 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 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider the accounting policies or the 2018/19 financial year to be used in the preparation of the Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2019.

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Regulatory Framework


Review of Constitution pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider the results of the annual review of the Council’s Constitution for consideration by the Audit Committee.

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Audit Committee Risk Register pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider the updated Audit Committee Risk Register.

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Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider the Strategic Risk Register.

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Review of Local Code of Governance pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the results of the review of the Council’s Local Code of Governance.

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Review of Effectiveness of Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

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Implementation of General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Act 2018 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To consider an update on the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 across the Council.

Financial Issues


Other Significant Financial Issues

To receive 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.