Audit Committee - Wednesday, 9th June 2021 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Sarah Moorghen, Democratic Services - email 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair for the 2021/22 municipal year (the Vice-Chair must not be a member of Cabinet or Overview and Scrutiny)



Minutes of meeting held on 24th March 2021 (previously circulated). 


Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 



Review of Internal Audit Effectiveness pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Report of the Principal Auditor

Additional documents:


Internal Audit Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 488 KB

Report of the outgoing Internal Audit and Assurance Manager


Counter Fraud - Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Report of the Corporate Fraud Manager.


Statement of Accounts update pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Report of the Chief Finance Officer (This report was marked to follow and was published on Tuesday 8th June 2021)


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is recommended to pass the following recommendations in relation to the following items:-


“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”


Members are reminded that, whilst the following item has been marked as exempt, it is for Committee itself to decide whether or not to consider it in private or in public. In making the decision, Members should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion Members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers. 


Future Provision of Internal Audit

Report of the Director of Corporate Services (This report which was marked to follow will be an oral presentation by the Director of Corporate Services)


HR Assurance Report

Report of the Director of Corporate Services (This report was marked to follow and was published on Wednesday 9th June 2021)