To receive a report from Grant Thornton providing the Audit Committee with a report on progress in delivering their responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors. It also includes an outturn report for the Grants Certification work completed in 2017/18.
The Committee had before it, and NOTED, a report * from Grant Thornton providing an update on progress in delivering their responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors.
Planning for the audit had commenced and interim work was due to start next month with attention being focussed on understanding the Council’s financial systems, emerging accounting issues and a review of management’s assessment of going concern. The results of this work would be reported to the Committee at its next meeting.
A brief summary was provided of the audit work undertaken with regard to the Housing Benefit subsidy claim and the certification of other claims and returns.
Note: * Report previously circulated, copy attached to the signed minutes.