The Committee will receive the indicative Audit Committee Work Plan for the period 3rd June 2020 to 14th April, 2021.
The Committee received a report providing the indicative work plan for the period 3rd June, 2020 to 14th April, 2021.
The work plan for the forthcoming municipal year was in the course of preparation. In addition, Members could see that in the current work plan proposals were in hand to arrange training/awareness sessions for future meetings.
It was hoped that Members could be involved in the agenda setting for future meetings and, in addition, arrangements were also being made to bring reports and presentations to support the wider remit of the Committee around assurance and governance. This approach was welcomed by the Council’s External Auditors and would very much support the new approach to Value for Money.
There was a discussion of the need for training and awareness sessions which it was felt should be organised prior to all future meetings. A future session on the lessons learned from issues arising from external audits of Nottingham City Council and the London Borough of Croydon was scheduled for the June meeting.
(i) That the core work plan for meetings of the Audit Committee be approved and reviewed on a regular basis; and
(ii) That training/awareness session be arranged for 3.00 pm immediately prior to all meetings of the Committee