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Wales Audit Office (WAO) Audit Plan 2017

Meeting: 15/03/2017 - Audit Committee (Item 58)

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That the Wales Audit Office reports be noted.


Mr. John Herniman presented the Wales Audit Office (WAO) Audit Plan for 2017 in respect of proposed audit work for the Council and the Clwyd Pension Fund.  In highlighting some of the key aspects, he said that WAO officers would support the Finance team in adjusting to new requirements on the prescribed format of the financial statements.  The report detailed the legal requirements in respect of performance audit work and the availability of national value for money studies.  The report included the timetable for the work for which there was a slight reduction in the estimated fee. Mr. Herniman drew the Committee’s attention to the arrangements established to mitigate the risk arising from a threat to the independence of the Audit Manager in relation to work on education.


Councillor Alison Halford referred to the implications of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and commented on the increasing pressures in social care.  Mr. Herniman advised that the WAO work would assess the Council’s development of its Well-being Objectives against the principles of the Act.  Pilot work currently being undertaken would help to develop a proportionate approach to this work whilst adding value.


To meet requirements of the Act, the Chief Executive reported that the Council was on track to publish a Well-being Assessment and adopt a set of Well-being Objectives by the deadline of 1 April 2017.




That the Wales Audit Office reports be noted.


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