To consider the audit manager’s report.
The committee considered the audit manager’s report on internal audit management in the third quarter of 2012/13, being October to December 2012. This looked at management issues within internal audit and progress against the 2012/13 audit plan.
The committee noted that there were no significant issues to report and that just one non-key audit was likely to be in progress at the financial year-end (March 2013). Otherwise, the audit plan was on schedule for completion.
In answer to a question from a councillor, the committee noted that the head of finance would be reviewing the staff resources necessary to carry out corporate fraud and benefit fraud work when the government provides detail of the council’s role in detecting fraud under the new universal credit scheme and would come forward with proposals.
RESOLVED: To note the report.