Agenda

Audit Committee
Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  0161 474 3216

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2019.

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2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

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4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meetingon the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions).

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5.

Debt Write Off pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The purpose of this report is to detail write offs of low-level amounts of debt for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

 

The Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer contact: Alison Blount on 474 5107 or Email alison.blount@stockport.gov.uk

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6.

STAR Procurement Update pdf icon PDF 392 KB

To consider a presentation from the Director of Procurement.

 

The presentation outlines success to date and the next steps.

 

The Committee is invited to comment on the presentation.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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7.

Internal Audit Progress Report 2 - 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director – Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report sets out the progress made by internal audit against the approved

2019/20 internal audit plan for the period 1st July 2019 to 31st October 2019 (Appendix 2). 

 

The Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: John Pearsall on Tel: 0161 474 4033 or email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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8.

Summary Report - School Audit Findings pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director – Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report (Appendix 7) communicates to all stakeholders the key and recurring issues, risks and subsequent recommendations made from the 16 internal audits of schools undertaken in 2018/19. 

 

The Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: John Pearsall on Tel: 0161 474 4033 or email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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9.

Cipfa Role of the Head of Internal Audit - self assessment and action plan pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director – Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report updates Members of the Audit Committee on the outcome of the recent self-assessment against the Cipfa document entitled “Role of the Head of Internal Audit”.

 

The Committee is asked to note the outcome of the self-assessment and endorse the subsequent action plan.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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10.

CIFAS - Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally - Self Assessment 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director – Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report updates Members on the “Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally” which is the counter fraud and corruption strategy for local government.

 

The Committee is asked to note the outcome of the self-assessment.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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11.

Internal Audit Planning Methodology 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director – Corporate and Support Services.

 

The purpose of this report is to inform Members of the proposed planning   methodology required to produce the Annual Internal Audit Plan (2020/21).

This includes a timetable for the planning process.

 

The Committee is invited to comment on the proposed planning Methodology.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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12.

Corporate Risk Register 2019/20 (qtr2) pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director – Corporate and Support Services.

 

The purpose of this report is to update Members on the current status of corporate risks.

 

The Committee is asked to consider this report which contains an update on the corporate risk environment for the second quarter of 2019/20.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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13.

Mazars - Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 656 KB

To consider a report from the external auditor, Mazars.

 

The report provides a summary of the audit progress report.

 

The Committee is asked to note the report.

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall on 474 4033 or Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

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14.

Stockport MBC Annual Audit Letter 2018/19 (Mazars) pdf icon PDF 685 KB

To consider the Annual Audit letter provided by the External Auditor.

 

The Committee is requested to note the letter.

 

Officer Contact: Stephen Nixon on Tel: 0161 234 6362 or email: stephen.r.nixon@uk.gt.com

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