Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Internal Audit Manager, introduced the 2019/20 Internal Audit Annual Report. The report provided a summary of the outcomes of the work of the Internal Audit and included the Head of Internal Audit’s opinion on the effectiveness of the Council’s arrangements for risk management, governance and internal control in accordance with requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS).
The Internal Audit Manager informed Members that internal audit work had been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and that, as a result, the review of Non-Domestic Rates had not been completed. This had not, however, impacted on Internal Audit’s ability to provide reasonable assurance over the Council’s systems of governance, risk management and internal control.
No Member having raised concern when asked by the Chairman, it was
RESOLVED – That the following be noted:-
(1) the Head of Internal Audit’s opinion of reasonable assurance on the Council’s overall systems of governance, risk management and internal control for the year ended 31 March 2020, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report;
(2) the progress achieved in 2019/20 in delivering the Audit Plan and the outcomes of completed audit reviews, as set out Appendix 1 to the report;
(3) the Head of Internal Audit’s declaration of Internal Audit independence, as required by the mandatory PSIAS; and
(4) the Head of Internal Audit’s declaration of conformance with the mandatory PSIAS.
Publication date: 15/10/2020
Date of decision: 17/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 17/09/2020 - Audit Committee