Agenda and minutes

West Devon Audit Committee
Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Chamber - Kilworthy Park. View directions

Contact: Email: Democratic.Services@swdevon.gov.uk 

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No. Item

*AC 25

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Meeting held on 29 October 2019

Minutes:

* AC 25            

The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 29 October 2019 were confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

*AC 26

Actuarial Pension Position pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of the Section 151 Officer

Minutes:

AC 26      

The Section 151 Officer took Members through the report. After discussions, it was suggested and agreed that the deficit recovery period be maintained at 17 years. It was also agreed by Members to take advantage of the 1.5% discount being offered by the Devon County Pension Fund, by paying the secondary rate pension deficit contributions (£325,000) at the start of April 2020 in one payment (rather than in twelve monthly instalments).

 

               

It was then RESOLVED that:

 

The Audit Committee RECOMMEND to the Hub Committee to maintain the deficit recovery period of the Pension Deficit at 17 years, as set out in the report. It was also recommended to make one annual payment in April 2020 for the secondary rate pension deficit contributions, to take advantage of the 1.5% discount being offered.

 

*AC 27

Grant Thornton Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 481 KB

Grant Thornton Report

Minutes:

* AC 27      

The External Auditor presented the Progress Report and Sector Update.

 

He reported that the sign off date of July 2020 was not seen in all councils as some were scheduled for September. An independent review (the Redmond Review) to examine local authority financial reporting was due to be published in March 2020. He also stated the Interim audit would take place on 9 March 2020 and last for a period of four weeks.

 

It was then RESOLVED that the content of the Report & Update be noted. 

 

*AC 28

Update on Progress on the 2019/20 Internal Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Report of the Internal Audit Manager

 

 

PART TWO – ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ON THE GROUNDS THAT EXEMPT INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED (if any).

The Committee is recommended to pass the following resolution:

 

“RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the Meeting on the grounds that exempt information may be disclosed as defined in the paragraph given below in bold type from Part I of Schedule 12(A) to the Act.”

 

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Minutes:

*AC 28          

The Internal Auditor took Members through the progress of the 2019/20 Internal Audit Plan.

 

The S151 Officer suggested that once the new Chief Executive was in their role, then the authority could look at a business continuity exercise taking place.

 

It was RESOLVED that the content of the Report be noted.