Audit Scrutiny 2016 - 2017

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Published on 6 September 2016

14 September 2016

Dear Councillor

You are invited to a meeting of the above Committee which will take place on WEDNESDAY, 14 September 2016 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Forde House, Newton Abbot at 10.00 am.

Please note the day of the meeting

Democratic Services Manager


The Members of the Audit Scrutiny Committee as named below:

Clarance (Chairman) Dewhirst, Haines, Price, Hockin (Vice Chairman), Golder, Jones, Thorne

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(1) All other Members of the Council
(2) Representatives of the Press
(3) Requesting Town and Parish Councils

If councillors have questions relating to pre-determination or interests in items on this agenda, please contact the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting

Local Government Act 1972 (Section 100 and Schedule 12A) - Reports in Part II of this agenda which contain exempt information are confidential.

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(Open to the Public)

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Minutes of the meeting of the Audit Scrutiny Committee held on 21 July 2016 (previously circulated).

3. Agreement of the agenda between Parts I and II.

4. Matters of urgency/matters or report especially brought forward with the permission of the Chairman.

5. Declarations of Interest.

6. Grant Thornton:

7. Statement of Accounts 2015/16 (including letter of representation). To review the statement of accounts and recommend to Council for approval.

8. Internal Audit Progress Report. The report provides information on the work undertaken by the Internal Audit Section and the level of assurance gained for each area audited.

9. Financial Instructions and Contract Procedure Rules - Waiver. The report provides details of any waivers.

10. Strata's Security & Compliance Manager to provide a verbal presentation on his work around safety and security of data.

11. Leisure Manager on actions to address recommendations from the internal audit of the service.

12. Work Programme:

· to identify areas of work for future meetings of the Committee;

· to identify any training needs.



Minutes of Meeting