To receive a report from the Chairman of the Audit Committee on the work undertaken over the past year.
RECOMMENDATION: That the report from the Chairman of the Audit Committee be noted.
The Council considered the annual report from the Chairman of the Audit Committee, set out at Agenda pages 67 to 72.
It was proposed by Chris Smith and seconded by David Chopping that the report be noted.
Chris Smith thanked Members and Officers for their work and support. He referred to work undertaken by the Committee throughout the municipal year, including holding an extraordinary meeting to review the Corporate Risk Register to better understand the risks that the Council faced. Directors had been invited to meetings to highlight the risks in their areas, and would continue to be invited in the next year.
Chris Smith also referred to the Task and Finish Group which had looked at the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.
Chris Smith indicated that the Audit Committee was required to approve the Treasury Management Strategy and he wanted Council financial documents to be more accessible for Members and the public.
Upon being put to the vote it was:
RESOLVED: That the report from the Chairman of the Audit Committee be noted.