Agenda and minutes

Audit Committee - Tuesday 30th July, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Lee Jardine  01900 702502

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 25th June 2019


The minutes of the meeting held on 25 June 2019 were signed as a correct record.



Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.


None Declared



To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00 pm, 2 working days before the meeting.


None Received


Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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The Annual Governance Statement (AGS) was presented by the Head of Governance and Regulatory Services.


The draft Annual Governance Statement was approved by members on 25th June 2019. Members were advised of the minor amendments which have been made, in consultation with Grant Thornton LLP.




That the contents of the Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 be approved.




Statement of Accounts 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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The Financial Services Manager submitted the 2018/19 Statement of Accounts for consideration and approval.


Members were advised that the accounts had been reviewed by the Section 151 officer and that if the Statement of Accounts were approved by members, Grant Thornton could issue their opinion.


The Financial Services Manager delivered a presentation to members on the Statement of Account, the presentation included,


·  The Narrative Report

·  Accounting Policies

·  Single Entity Financial Statements

·  Collection Fund and Group Accounts

·  Changes to Unaudited Statements


The Financial Services Manager then answered questions from members in relation to pension deficit, cash reserves and borrowing.




That the Statement of Accounts for 2018/19 be approved.


Audit Findings Report pdf icon PDF 617 KB


Grant Thornton submitted a findings report highlighting the key matters arising from the audit of the Council’s financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2019.


J Farrar and A Pieri, Grant Thornton presented Members with a summary of the report.


Members noted the report.



Letter of Representation 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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The Head of Financial Services presented to members the Letter of Representation, made in connection with the audit of the council’s 2018/19 Statement of Accounts.


Members approved the Letter of Representation.




That the Letter of Representation 2018/19 be approved.