Meeting Details

    Following the publication of the papers for the audit comand cabinet agendas, it was identified that a part of one report included information that was published in error and could presented a risk to the Council’s information security. On balance, and respecting the wider public interest, the Council has taken the exceptional step of removing this information from the report. Once the matter has been resolved, the original content of the report will be re-uploaded for public inspection






    Audit committee
    8 Mar 2022 - 16:30


    Please note that the title of the report at agenda item 6 - Internal Audit Q1 Update - on page 25 of the agenda pack - is incorrect.  The correct title is "Internal Audit Recommendations Update". 

    A version of the report with the correct title has been placed on the website - see meeting documents below


    • Documents
    • Attendance
    • Visitors
    • Declarations of Interests



    Standard Items
    1 Apologies


    To receive apologies for absence


    2 Public questions/petitions


    To receive questions / petitions from the public which have been submitted in accordance with the council's constitution.



    3 Declarations of interest

    (Please note that it is the responsibility of individual members to declare an interest prior to the item if they arrive late for the meeting)


    4 pdf Minutes (191Kb)


    To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2022



    Purpose - This report reviews the work performed by Internal Audit in delivering the Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2021/22 during the period 12 November 2021 to 25 February 2022.





    Purpose - This report provides the committee with details of any high or medium priority outstanding internal audit recommendations.



    Purpose - To provide an update on progress in relation to risk management.



    Purpose - This report provides an overview of the stages followed prior to the formulation of the Strategic Internal Audit Plan for 2022/23 to 2025/26 and the Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2022/23.

    The Annual Internal Audit Plan will then serve as the work programme for the Council’s Internal Audit Services Contractor; TIAA Ltd under the new consortium arrangement commencing 1 April 2022.  

    It will also provide the basis for the Annual Audit Opinion on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of Norwich City Council’s framework of governance, risk management and control.




    Purpose - This report presents the report of the external auditors, appended to this report, as an addendum to the External Audit Plan 2020-21 and provides members with an update on the external auditors’ Value for Money (VFM) assessment and sets out their responsibilities for reporting Value for Money considerations under the 2020 Code.


    10 Exclusion of the public


    Consideration of exclusion of the public


    Private Items
    11* Risk Management Update - Appendix
    • This report is not for publication because it would disclose information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as in para 3 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

    Supplementary Agenda

    Standard Items
    Corrections to the agenda papers


    Please note the following corrections to the agenda papers:

    Item 5 - Internal Audit Q3 Update – Page 13 Appendices 1 Internal Audit Quarter One Update – which should read “ Internal Audit Quarter 3 Update”

    Item 6 – Internal Audit Q1 Update – Page 25 – This report has the incorrect title is: “Audit Recommendations Update”. 

    Private Items


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    Declarations of Interests

    Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
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