Agenda

Audit & Governance Committee - Wednesday, 29th May, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Cabinet/Committee Room - 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DF

Contact: Duncan Jowitt 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

2.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE

To be apprised of any changes to the membership of the Committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.

3.

URGENT BUSINESS

Note, no other business is permitted unless, by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified at the meeting, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 101 KB

If a Member requires advice on Declarations of Interest, he/she is advised to contact the Legal and Democratic Services Manager in advance of the meeting.   (For the assistance of members a checklist for use in considering their position on any particular item is included at the end of this agenda  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

5.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To receive as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on

6.

PUBLIC SPEAKING pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Residents of West Lancashire on giving notice, may address the meeting to make representations on any item on the agenda except where the public and press are to be excluded during consideration of the item.  The deadline for submission is 10.00am on Friday ……..

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7.

Internal Audit Strategy and Annual Plan 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To provide Members with the background to the preparation of the 2024/25 Internal Audit Plan and present it for approval

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8.

Internal Audit Charter 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To present the Internal Audit Charter 2024/25 to Members for approval.

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9.

Internal Audit Activities - Progress Report pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To advise of progress against the 2023/24 Internal Audit Plan.

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10.

Annual Governance Statement 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 662 KB

To provide Members with the Council’s Annual Governance Statement for 2023/24

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11.

Informing the audit risk assessment pdf icon PDF 418 KB

To contribute towards informing the audit risk assessment.

12.

Procurement Strategy pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider and note the Procurement Strategy.

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13.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act - Use of Powers pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider and note a report to Audit and Governance Committee in respect of an update regarding the use of the powers provided under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (as amended).

14.

Grant Thornton - Audit Plan 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider and note the Audit Plan 2023-24 report from our External Auditors.

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15.

Quarterly Exemption Report

To consider and note the Quarterly Exemption Report.

16.

Grant Thornton – Annual Auditor's Report for 2021-22 and 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider and approve the combined Annual Report 2021-22 and 2022-23 from our External Auditors.

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17.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To note the work program and consider any amendments or additional items for inclusion.