Audit Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 22nd March, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Contact: Karen Mason  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the meeting (previously circulated) held on 14 December 2017 were signed as a true and accurate record.


Agreement of the agenda between Parts I and II


Chairman's Announcement


Declarations of Interest.


Grant Thornton Reports pdf icon PDF 754 KB

·       Committee update.

·       2018/19 Audit Plan

o   Assurance responses (to follow).

Additional documents:


Internal Audit Quarterly Progress Report pdf icon PDF 123 KB

The report provides information on the work undertaken by the Internal Audit Section and the level of assurance gained for each area audited.



Risk Based Verification Policy pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The report seeks comment on amendments to the policy to enable continued administration of new claims for housing benefit and council tax support.


Updated Treasury Management Policy Statement and Lending List pdf icon PDF 125 KB

The report provides detail of the updated Lending List and Strategy.


Internal Audit Plan 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

The Plan sets out the plan of internal work to ensure the adequacy of the control environment.

Additional documents:


Financial Instructions and Contract Procedure Rules Waivers pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The report provides information on the number of times the financial instructions or contract procedures rules have been waived.


Work Programme:

·       to identify areas of work for future meetings of the Committee;

·       to identify any training needs.



Forde House Campus - update

To receive a verbal update report on car parking and other measures associated with the new arrangements at Forde House.

Part II (Private)

Items which may be taken in the absence of the Public and Press on the grounds that Exempt Information may be disclosed.


Risk Based Policy Appendix