To receive a report from Grant Thornton providing a progress update in respect of delivering their responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors.
The Committee had before it a report * from Grant Thornton providing an update on delivering their responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors.
This was the standard update report but also included the results of the interim audit work for 2017/18. No significant issues had been identified in either the financial statements or value for money interim audit.
It was explained that they had performed a high level review of the general IT control environment as part of the overall review of the internal controls system. In 2016/17 they had reported two IT deficiencies around weak password management and review of information security logs. They had been waiting for an update as to whether the recommendations in relation to this had been implemented. The Group Manager for Finance confirmed that they had and that she would submit formal notification of this as soon as possible.
Note: * Report previously circulated; copy attached to the signed minutes.