To advise the Cabinet Executive on Audit and
To consider requests to write-off Council Tax,
Community Charge, NNDR debts and Housing Benefit irrecoverable
debts of £5,000 and above in each case.
To consider requests to write-off sundry
sundry irrecoverable debts of
£5,000 and above in each case.
To consider the Internal Audit report and
opinion, and a summary of internal audit activity (actual and
proposed) and the level of assurance it can give over the
Council’s corporate governance arrangements and to consider
quarterly and other reports in relation to the same.
To consider summaries of Internal Audit reports
To consider reports from Internal Audit on
agreed recommendations not implemented within a reasonable
To consider the external auditor’s Annual
Audit and Inspection letter, any other external audit and
investigation reports, subsequent action plans and monitoring
arrangements, relevant reports, and any reports relating to issues
of governance falling within the remit of this Committee to ensure
that the Council has responded appropriately and that the Committee
are satisfied with the internal control framework.
To comment on the scope and depth of external
audit work and to ensure it gives value for money.
To receive an independent report from the
Senior Internal Auditor on matters of a serious nature which cannot
be dealt with via the normal procedures.
To maintain an overview of the Council’s
constitution in respect of contract regulations and financial
To maintain an overview of the anti-fraud and
anti-corruption strategy and ‘Raising Concerns at
To consider the Council’s annual
Statement on Internal Control and to recommend its adoption to
To consider the Council’s arrangements
for corporate governance and risk management and agree actions to
ensure compliance with best practice.