Audit Committee - Thursday, 2 March 2023 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Lowther Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Adam Moffatt 

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 10 November 2022.


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 2022/23 Work Programme (March 2023) pdf icon PDF 273 KB

To consider progress against the Audit Committee’s Work Programme.


Housing Benefit (Subsidy) Assurance Process Report pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To consider the Housing Benefit (Subsidy) Assurance Process Report.


External Auditor's Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To consider a verbal update on the External Auditors Annual Report for South Lakeland District Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2022.


External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the Audit Committee Progress Report.


Internal Audit Progress Report 2022/23 (February 2023) pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider a summary of the progress in delivery the Internal Audit Annual Plan in 2022/23.

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Internal Audit Annual Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To consider the outcomes of the work of the Internal Audit for 2022/23.

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Review of Effectiveness of Internal Audit pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To provide the Audit Committee with assurance on the effectiveness of the Council's Internal Audit function.

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2022/23 Accounting Policies pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider the proposed accounting policies to be adopted for the 2022/23 financial year.

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Annual Review of Anti-Fraud Policy and Activity pdf icon PDF 274 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. (report to follow)

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Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To consider the Strategic Risk Register.

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Review of Local Code of Governance and Governance Update pdf icon PDF 259 KB

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

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Audit Committee Risk Register pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider the updated Audit Committee Risk Register.

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Review of Effectiveness of the Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 250 KB

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

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Final Audit Committee Meeting

To delegate authority for the sign-off of the final set of minutes to the Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Chair.


Chair of the Audit Committee's Annual Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider the Chair of the Audit Committee’s draft Annual Report which summarises the activities of the Committee during 2022/23.

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Other Significant Financial Issues

To consider a verbal update from the Finance Lead Specialist (Section 151 Officer).


Urgent Item - Review of Local Government Reorganisation in Cumbria pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider the External Auditor’s Review of Local Government Reorganisation in Cumbria.


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.