Agenda

Audit Committee
Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 6.00 pm

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Contact: Carol Hargreaves  0161 474 3216

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 August 2020.  

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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.

Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Governance Group.

 

The report provides Members with the final version of the Council’s Annual Statement (AGS) for 2019/20.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report and to approve the Annual Governance Statement prior to signing by the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive.

 

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

 

 

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6.

Informing the Audit Risk Assessment - Enquiries of Management and Those Charged With Governance pdf icon PDF 426 KB

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

 

The report provides Members with details of the Council’s response to queries raised by the external auditors, Mazars, as part of the Audit Risk Assessment.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report.

 

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

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7.

Annual Accounts 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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

 

The report provides Members with the detail of the Annual Accounts 2019/20

 

Audit Committee is requested to:

 

(i)            Note and comment upon the Annual Accounts 2019/20

 

Officer contact: Michael Cullen on 474 4631 or email: michael.cullen@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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8.

Mazars Audit Completion Report pdf icon PDF 698 KB

To consider a report of the external auditors, Mazars.

 

The report provides Members with a summary of Mazars’ audit conclusions.

 

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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9.

Signing of the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts and Management Letter of Representation pdf icon PDF 223 KB

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

 

The report provides Members with details of the issues that have arisen during the audit..

 

Audit Committee is requested to:

 

(i)            Note the Council’s 2019/20 Statement of Accounts.

(ii)          Note the Management Letter of Representation and,

(iii)         In the event of no material changes as a result of the outstanding audit work, delegate the approval of the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts to the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services in consultation with the Chair of the Audit Committee on receipt of advice from the External Auditor.

 

Officer contact: Michael Cullen on 474 4631 or email: michael.cullen@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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10.

Head of Internal Audit Annual Report and Opinion 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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

 

It is a requirement of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) that the Head of Internal Audit, Risk and Insurance prepares an annual report containing an overall opinion on the Council’s control framework.  The report contains this statement and details the audit work undertaken in the year from which the overall opinion has been drawn.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report.

 

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

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11.

Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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

 

The report advises Members of the work carried out during the past year to minimise the risk of fraud, bribery and corruption occurring in Stockport Council.

 

Audit Committee is requested to note the report.

 

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

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