To receive a report from the Devon Audit Partnership monitoring the progress of the internal audit function.
The Committee had before it, and NOTED, a report from the Devon Audit Partnership presenting a summary of the work undertaken by internal audit to date.
A summary of the contents of the report was provided and reference was made to:
· Overall, based on work performed during 2021/2022 and experience from the current year progress and previous years’ audit, the Head of Internal Audit’s Annual Opinion at this time was one of ‘Reasonable Assurance’ on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s internal control framework.
· The number of audit recommendations had increased slightly as a result of recent audits.
· The Corporate Debt Recovery Policy would be reviewed in the coming year to see if it was being implemented effectively.
Note: * Report previously circulated; copy attached to the signed minutes.