Agenda and draft minutes

Audit Committee
Monday, 14th October, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: LB 31 - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Kate Morris  0115 876 4353

Items
No. Item

39.

Apologies

Minutes:

None.

40.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

No Disclosable Pecuniary or Other Interests were declared.

41.

Non Executive Amendments to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Report of Director of Legal and Governance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

42.

Audit Committee Terms of Reference and Annual Work Programme pdf icon PDF 339 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Shail Shah, Head of Audit and Risk introduced the report setting out the Terms of Reference and the Annual Work Programme for the Audit Committee.

 

Following discussions at the Audit Committee on 27 September 2019 an update on the actions from the IICSA report will be bought to the April meeting.

 

The Standards Committee has requested a piece of work around ethics and culture and the Audit Committee suggested that it would be beneficial to do this jointly.

 

In conclusion the Committee noted the role and functions of the Audit Committee, which comply with best practice in the 2018 revision of CIPFA guidance on Audit Committees (the 2018 Guidance), including the additional elements prescribed by the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS).

 

RESOLVED to endorse the outline work programme with the amendment from February to April for the IICSA report and the addition of the joint piece of work with Standards Committee on Ethics and Culture

43.

Exclusion of the Public

Minutes:

RESOLVED to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting under paragraph number 3 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 because it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).and, having regard to all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

44.

Exempt Minutes

Last meeting held on 29 July 2019 (for confirmation)

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 29 July 2019 were a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.