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Internal Audit Progress Report

Meeting: 22/03/2023 - Governance and Audit Committee (Item 68)

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That the report be accepted.


The Internal Audit, Performance & Risk Manager presented the regular update on progress against the Plan, final reports issued, action tracking, performance indicators and current investigations.


Since the last report, there had been a slight reduction in overdue actions and an update was received on further actions which had been closed since publication of the report.  On high and medium overdue actions relating to homelessness, an update from the service would be shared in which a commitment had been given to close all actions by September 2023 when a report would be shared with Overview & Scrutiny.


Councillor Bernie Attridge’s request for an update on outstanding actions on the audit of Statutory Training in Streetscene & Transportation was noted.


In response to concerns raised by Councillor Andrew Parkhurst on contracts with major suppliers, explanation was given on compliance with Contract Procedure Rules, with any issues raised as part of audit work.  A separate update would be shared on actions relating to Domestic Energy and the North & Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent including the balance owed to the Council.  A verbal update was given on actions relating to the Schools Thematic Review which would be reflected in the next Progress Report.  Explanation was also given on performance indicators involving changes to timescales, availability of staff and issues outside the control of the service.


On the Amber Red report on Highways Structures, it was explained that having been invited at short notice, the Chief Officer was unable to attend the meeting but had given assurance that due dates were achievable and that a report would be shared with Overview & Scrutiny in April.  Councillor Glyn Banks’ suggestion that the Committee’s meeting slots be kept free in Chief Officers’ diaries would be considered by the Internal Audit Manager who reminded the Committee of the agreed process in relation to red reports.  She went on to advise that any overdue actions on limited assurance reports would now be raised with the Leader of the Council to discuss with the relevant service.


The recommendation was moved by Councillor Bernie Attridge and seconded by Allan Rainford.




That the report be accepted.