Agenda and minutes

Audit Committee - Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Ashford Borough Council. View directions

Contact: Kirsty Morland  01233 330499

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To receive Notification of Substitutes in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.2(iii)


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To declare any interests which fall under the following categories, as explained on the attached document:


a)           Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI)

b)           Other Significant Interests (OSI)

c)           Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests


See Agenda Item 2 for further details




Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of this Committee held on 27th September 2018, subject to the inclusion of the following sentence under the Minute No 177/09/18 Corporate Enforcement Support & Investigations Team

Annual Report 2017/18 -  


In response to questions from the Vice-Chairman, the Investigation & Support Manager advised that from her knowledge of the area and her ‘gut feel’ the level of fraud pertaining to Council Tax Benefit and associated benefits was approximately 8%.  It should be noted that this figure had not been quantified.



Annual Governance Statement - Progress on Remedying Exceptions pdf icon PDF 95 KB

This report updates on the progress made towards the areas of review highlighted by the 2017-2018 Annual Governance Statement




Presentation on the Council’s activity in respect of Brexit


Internal Audit Interim Report pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The report provides to Members an update on progress so far towards completing the 2018/19 Internal Audit & Assurance Plan.  It also provides the update information needed by Audit Standards including an assessment of available audit time, results of audit work and commentary on performance of the audit service.


Additional documents:


External Audit Progress Report

Verbal Update


Report Tracker & Future Meetings pdf icon PDF 63 KB


Minutes for this Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB