Agenda

Audit and Risk Committee - Wednesday, 24 November 2021 5:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room G.01, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

Contact: Angie Smith, Democratic Support Officer 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed.

3.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 294 KB

The Minutes of the previous meeting of the Audit and Risk Committee held on 29th September 2021 are attached, and Members will be asked to confirm them as a correct record.

4.

LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT AND SECTOR UPDATE pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The External Auditor submits a report to the Audit and Risk Committee on progress in delivering responsibilities as external auditors.

 

Committee Members are recommended to note the report and make any comments if required to the Deputy Director of Finance and External Auditors.  

5.

ANNUAL INSURANCE REPORT 2021 pdf icon PDF 297 KB

The Deputy Director of Finance submits a report which presents an overview of the Council’s internal and external insurance arrangements and provides information on the claims received in recent years, and the results of the claims handling process.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the contents of the report and the Council’s approach to ensuring it is managing the financial risk associated with claims.

6.

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE NATIONAL FRAUD INITIATIVE (NFI) pdf icon PDF 238 KB

The Deputy Director of Finance submits a report which provides information to the Audit and Risk Committee on the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) exercises currently underway.

 

The Committee is asked to note the report.

7.

COUNTER FRAUD MID-YEAR UPDATE REPORT 2021 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

The Deputy Director of Finance submits a report to the Committee which provides a mid-year update on the work carried out by the Corporate Investigations Team for the period 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021.

 

The Committee is recommended to receive and comment on the report and make any recommendations it sees fit to the Executive and/or to the Chief Operating Officer / s151 Officer or Deputy Director of Finance.

8.

STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL RISK REGISTERS / HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA pdf icon PDF 514 KB

The Director of Delivery, Communications and Political Governance submits a report to the Audit and Risk Committee which provides an update on the Strategic and Operational Risk Registers and Health and Safety Data.

 

Committee Members are recommended to note the Strategic Risk Register and Operational Risk Register (as at 30th September 2021), note the Health and Safety Data and make any comments to the Director of Delivery, Communications and Political Governance.

Additional documents:

9.

DECISION TO OPT INTO THE NATIONAL SCHEME FOR AUDITOR APPOINTMENTS MANAGED BY PSAA AS THE 'APPOINTING PERSON' pdf icon PDF 503 KB

The Deputy Director of Finance submits a report to the Committee which sets out proposals for appointing the External Auditor to the Council for the accounts for the five-year period from 2023-24 to 2027-28.

 

The Audit and Risk Committee is asked to recommend to Council that the Council accepts Public Sector Audit Appointments’ invitation to opt into the sector-led option for the appointment of external auditors to principal local government and police bodies for five financial years from 1 April 2023.

 

10.

PROGRESS AGAINST INTERNAL AUDIT PLANS pdf icon PDF 430 KB

The Internal Auditor submits a report to the Audit and Risk Committee to provide:

 

1.    a summary of progress against the 2020-21 & 2021-22 Internal Audit Plans

2.    information on resources used to progress the plans

3.    summary information on high importance recommendations and progress with implementing them

4.    provide brief information on projects that the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is currently undertaking that relate to public sector internal audit and audit committees.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the contents of the routine update report.

Additional documents:

11.

AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE WORKPLAN pdf icon PDF 130 KB

The Audit and Risk Committee Workplan is attached for information.

12.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS