Agenda

Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Priory House, Monks Walk, Shefford

Contact: Leslie Manning  0300 300 5132

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitute Members.

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2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Audit Committee held on 19 November 2018 (copy attached). 

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3.

Members' Interests

To receive from Members any declarations of interest.

 

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4.

Chairman's Announcements and Communications

To receive any announcements from the Chairman and any matters of communication.

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5.

Petitions

To receive petitions from members of the public in accordance with the Public Participation Procedure as set out in Annex 2 of Part 4G of the Constitution.

 

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6.

Questions, Statements or Deputations

To receive any questions, statements or deputations from members of the public in accordance with the Public Participation Procedure as set out in Annex 1 of the Constitution.

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Reports

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7.

Certification of Claims and Returns Annual Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

 

To receive a report from Ernst & Young LLP summarising the results of the external auditor’s work on Central Bedfordshire Council’s 2017/18 housing benefit subsidy claim and other returns as appropriate.

 

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8.

External Audit Planning Report pdf icon PDF 16 MB

 

To consider a report from Ernst & Young LLP which provides the Audit Committee with a basis to review the company’s proposed audit approach and scope for the 2018/19 audit and ensure that the audit is aligned with the Committee’s service expectations.

 

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9.

Annual Review of Risk Based Verification (RBV) Policy for Housing Benefit and Local Tax Support Assessments pdf icon PDF 79 KB

 

To consider an update on the operation of the current Risk Based Verification (RBV) Policy and seek approval for the proposed Policy for 2019/20.

 

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10.

Local Government Pension Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 168 KB

 

To consider an update on the performance and governance of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

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11.

Statement of Accounts 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

 

To consider an outline of the key changes required to the Council’s statutory Statement of Accounts for 2018/19.

 

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12.

Corporate Risk Management Review pdf icon PDF 71 KB

 

To consider an update on the findings of a recent review undertaken by Zurich Municipal of the corporate Risk Management arrangements and the resultant action plan to address the recommendations.

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13.

Risk Update Report pdf icon PDF 84 KB

 

To consider an overview of the Council’s risk position as at February 2019.

 

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14.

Tracking of Internal Audit High Priority Recommendations/Agreed Actions pdf icon PDF 60 KB

 

To consider a summary of the high priority recommendations/Agreed actions arising from Internal Audit reports and the progress made in their implementation.

 

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15.

Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 78 KB

 

To consider an update on the progress of work by Internal Audit for 2018/19.

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16.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 47 KB

 

To consider the Audit Committee work programme.

 

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Exempt Appendix

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17.

Annual Review of Risk Based Verification (RBV) Policy for Housing Benefit and Local Tax Support Assessments

To consider an update on the operation of the current Risk Based Verification (RBV) Policy and seek approval for the proposed Policy for 2019/20.