Agenda item

Draft Internal Audit Plan 2021/22


The Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance submitted a report presenting the Indicative Internal Audit Plan for 2021/22. 


The report provided a summary of themed audit activity arising from the consultation undertaken to date across the Council and also described the rationale and process for setting the plan, how risk information was used, the value and contribution from consultation with Senior Management and the application of Internal Audit experience and professional judgement


Members attention was drawn to key aspects of the Indicative Plan as outlined within Paragraph 4 of the report now submitted.  It was noted, however, that issues identified within the themes arising from the consultation were subject to change as further consultation progressed and the Plan areas were considered in terms of priorities for Internal Audit resources.  The full Plan would be presented to the Committee at its meeting in June.  If Members wished to raise any issues for consideration, they should contact the Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance direct.




(i)                 That the consultation process undertaken to date to develop the Indicative Internal Audit Plan 2021/22 and the assurance it provides be noted and supported;


(ii)          That the final Plan for 2021/22 be submitted to the Committee for approval at the June meeting upon completion of the consultation process and further work to prioritise the potential plan areas to alight it to available resources; and


(iii)         That upon approval, the committee receive and consider quarterly monitoring reports from the Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance to demonstrate progress against the Plan including information where the Plan has materially varied from the original Plan.