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Internal Audit Progress Report

Meeting: 24/03/2021 - Audit Committee (Item 35)

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That the report be accepted.


The Internal Audit Manager presented the regular report showing progress against the Plan, final reports issued, action tracking, performance indicators and current investigations.


Since the last report, there were no Red (limited assurance) reports and only one Amber Red (some assurance) report on the review of Continuing Health Care.  It was noted that the total number of overdue actions had reduced since publication of the report.


Sally Ellis raised concerns about the number of long overdue actions particularly those marked high priority.  In recognising the various reasons that could lead to delays, the Internal Audit Manager agreed to liaise with the respective managers so that the Committee could be provided with an updated position on the status of high priority overdue actions.


The Chief Executive said that he and the Chief Officer (Governance) and Internal Audit Manager would liaise with the Chief Officer Team on the review of outstanding actions of high importance to give assurance and clarity to the Committee.  On the actions from the Continuing Health Care review, he said that the matter had been escalated at regional level and had been raised directly with the Health Board.  The Chief Officer (Governance) noted that as this was a funding issue, progress would be monitored by the Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee under its forward work programme in the new municipal year.


In response to a question from Councillor Paul Johnson, the Internal Audit Manager provided clarification on the review of the Pest Control service.


Following concerns raised by Allan Rainford about the process for overdue actions, the Internal Audit Manager gave assurance of engagement with those services to extend deadlines to assist with closing actions.


The recommendation was moved and seconded by Councillors Paul Johnson and Geoff Collett.




That the report be accepted.