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Internal Audit Annual Report

Meeting: 09/09/2020 - Audit Committee (Item 79)

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That the report and Internal Audit annual opinion be noted.


The Internal Audit Manager presented the report which summarised the outcome of audit work undertaken during 2019/20, compliance with standards and the results of the quality assurance and improvement programme.  Based on the work undertaken, the audit opinion was that the Council had an adequate and effective framework of governance, risk management and internal control.


In reaching her opinion, the Internal Audit Manager had taken into consideration a number of factors including the yearly reduction of limited (red) assurance reports with only one such report issued during the year.  Prior to the emergency situation, 55% of opinions issued during the year were either green or amber/green assurance.  Amongst the key areas highlighted were the level of audit coverage during the year and overall position of assurance opinions and actions raised across portfolios.


The recommendation in the report was moved and seconded by Councillors Paul Johnson and Janet Axworthy.




That the report and Internal Audit annual opinion be noted.