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Internal Audit Progress Report

Meeting: 08/06/2022 - Governance and Audit Committee (Item 15)

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That the report be accepted.


The Internal Audit, Performance & Risk Manager presented the regular report showing progress against the Plan, final reports issued, action tracking, performance indicators and current investigations.  An overview was provided of the two Amber Red (some assurance) reports issued during the period on Risk Management and Use of Agency Workers, with the only Red (limited assurance) report included as a separate agenda item.


The Chair raised concerns about the lack of progress on some high priority overdue actions including the loss of ‘O’ licences.  The Internal Audit Manager reported some movement on actions since publication of the report which would be closed down once evidence had been reviewed.  She clarified that the increased number of red actions on the audit for Maes Gwern Contractual Arrangements were likely to be a result of the overdue date maturing.


The Chair’s concerns were shared by Councillor Andrew Parkhurst who commented on the revised target dates.  The Internal Audit Manager acknowledged that more improvement was needed to reduce the number of outstanding actions which remained a priority for the team.  She provided explanation on the process including escalation of overdue actions to Chief Officers and the reporting of progress on which the Committee had oversight.


In response to the Chair’s suggestion that the Committee continue to monitor the situation closely, the Chief Executive gave assurance that discussions took place to set realistic targets for completing actions.  He informed the Committee that he took a personal interest in the matter, in recognition of the importance of risk management within the organisation.


The recommendation was moved by Councillor Andrew Parkhurst and seconded by Councillor Glyn Banks.




That the report be accepted.