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Internal Audit Progress Report

Meeting: 19/03/2024 - Audit and Governance Committee (Item 44)

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To present a summary of the audit work concluded since the last meeting of this Committee.



That the Audit and Governance Committee resolves to:

1.     Note the report



Lucy Cater, Assistant Director, SWAP Internal Audit Services

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The Assistant Director SWAP introduced the report that presented a summary of the audit work concluded since the last meeting of the Committee.

The report explained that the progress report (Annex A) enabled the Audit and Governance Committee to monitor the work of the Internal Audit Service and ensure that it remained effective. It also provided the Committee with assurance opinions over areas reviewed within the reporting period, details of audit recommendations and the outcome of follow-up reviews conducted on previous audit recommendations.

The plan remained flexible to respond to requests for audits or ad hoc reviews and follow up on all agreed actions would be continued. A report (Annex B) showing all open agreed actions and those that had been actioned during 2023/24 was included for Members’ information.

Questions were asked regarding actions and a further phrase that suggested Officers were not following advice. It was explained that there were yellow highlighted risks whereby those actions would be followed up with those specific teams and Members would be updated with a further report next year showing an update on those actions. In reference to the advice not followed query, the Business Manager for Assets & Council Priorities gave assurance that in relation to Asset Management Plans, there was a plan that was produced via a framework; the report on the of allocation of funds was going to the Executive. Risk assessments and standard information was being uploaded to the new Uniform Platform.

RESOLVED that the Audit and Governance Committee AGREED to:

1. Note the contents of the report and appendix.