Decision details

External Audit Scope and Fee Letter 2019/20

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The External Audit Manager, presented a letter from Grant Thornton on the audit scope and additional work for 2019/20.  The letter provided an update on the Company’s plans to work with the Council over the coming months, to ensure that the external audit was planned effectively, to provide assurance for those charged with governance and to deliver a high quality audit to all users of the audit.  The additional work proposed to be undertaken in respect of the addition of a significant audit risk in respect of Covid-19 was set out in the Audit Plan discussed at AUD/8 above.  The External Audit Manager estimated in the letter that the additional fee set out in the Audit Plan, totalling £7,500, remained appropriate and undertook to maintain the fee within that envelope.


No Member having raised concern when asked by the Chairman, it was


RESOLVED – That the External Audit letter relating to audit scope and additional work for 2019/20 be noted.

Publication date: 15/10/2020

Date of decision: 17/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 17/09/2020 - Audit Committee

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