Agenda

Audit Committee
Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 4.00 pm


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Venue: Reception Room, Barnsley Town Hall

Contact: William Ward  Council Governance Officer

Items
No. Item

Procedural/Administrative Items

1.

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interest

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 11th September, 2019.

Items for Discussion/Decision

3.

Information Governance and Cyber Security

 

The Head of IT (Service Management) will present an update of the current position with regard to Information Governance and Cyber Security and seek Members views on current provision.

 

4.

Annual Governance Statement Action Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

 

The Chief Executive and Executive Director Core Services will submit a joint report supporting the updated Action Plan relating to the issues identified following the Annual Governance Review for 2018/19.

 

5.

Annual Review of the Effectiveness of Internal Audit pdf icon PDF 149 KB

 

The Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance will submit a report on the framework proposed to prepare, manage and deliver the Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme for the Internal Audit function as required by the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards 2017.

 

6.

Internal Audit Progress Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

 

The Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance will submit a report summarising the Internal Audit activity completed and the key issues arising from it together with the performance of the function for the period 1st April to 31st October, 2019.

 

7.

Corporate Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policies pdf icon PDF 82 KB

 

The Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance will submit draft versions of the following policies and requesting the Committee to make any necessary observations and suggestions prior to their submission to Cabinet for approval:

 

·         Corporate Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy

·         Corporate Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy

·         Corporate Anti-Bribery Policy

·         Corporate Prosecutions Policy

·         Corporate Fraud Response Plan

·         Confidential Reporting Policy

·         Corporate Anti-Money Laundering Policy

Additional documents:

Items for Information

8.

External Audit Progress Report

 

The Council’s External Auditor (Grant Thornton) will present a verbal update on the current position with regard to External Audit work undertaken on behalf of the Authority to date in the 2019/20 audit cycle.

9.

Audit Committee Work Plan 2019/20 and 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

 

The Committee will receive the indicative Audit Committee Work Plan for the remainder of the 2019/20 Municipal Year and for 2020/21.