Internal Audit Annual Report 2017/18
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
The Committee considered a report summarising the work undertaken by the Internal Audit Service during 2017/18 and the key themes which have arisen in relation to internal control, governance and risk management across the county council.
Whilst providing limited assurance overall, the report recognised the work being undertaken across the county council to improve the design and effectiveness of the county council's frameworks of governance, risk management and control.
The Committee raised a number of issues around the impact of the management restructure and the involvement of the Internal Audit Service in the current review of governance being led by the Political Governance Working Group.
In response to the above, it was clarified that the report addressed 2017/18 and that recommendations from the Political Governance Working Group would be made in due course to Full Council and would therefore affect 2018/19 and future years. Any changes around governance and, for example, the county council's standing orders, would once implemented, be reviewed for effectiveness in due course.
Resolved: - That the report, now presented, be noted.
Report author: Ruth Lowry
Date of decision: 30/04/2018
Decided at meeting: 30/04/2018 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee