Audit Committee - Wednesday, 8 December 2021 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Lowther Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Inge Booth 

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To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 September 2021.


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 2021/22 Work Programme (December 2021) pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider progress against the Committee’s 2021/22 Work Programme.


External Auditor's Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To consider the External Auditors Annual Report for South Lakeland District Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2021 (report to follow).


Internal Audit Progress Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider a summary of progress in completing the Internal Audit Annual Plan in 2021/22.

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2021/22 Accounting Polices pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider the proposed accounting policies to be adopted for the 2021/22 financial year.

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Decision to Opt-in to the National Scheme for Audit Appointments pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider the appointment of external auditors, if required, for the period covering the accounts from 1 April 2023.



Review of Financial Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 128 KB


To consider the results of a review of Financial Procedure Rules.


Annual Review of Anti-Fraud Policy & Activity pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To consider the results of the Audit Committee’s annual review of the Council’s Anti-Bribery, Fraud and Corruption Policy (Appendix 7 to follow).

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Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To consider the Strategic Risk Register.

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Audit Committee Risk Register pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To consider the updated Audit Committee Risk Register.

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Review of Local Code of Governance and Governance Update pdf icon PDF 257 KB

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


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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)

There are no items in this part of the agenda.