The Committee received and considered the report fro the Internal Audit Manager.
The Internal Audit Manager reported the results from the 2020 Audit & Risk Committee self-assessment exercise. The Internal Audit Manager recommended that the previous year's self-assessment exercise was reviewed and updated taking into account any progress made against agreed improvement actions.
Councillor Wainwright asked for clarification regarding the response to question 15 on page 38 of the report. The Internal Audit Manager gave the rationale behind the given response.
The Committee agreed that the production of an Annual Report of the Audit & Risk Committee to be presented to Council should be put on hold for a further 12 months due to the impact of Covid19 on staffing resources and further advice would be sought from the Monitoring Officer on how to proceed with this action.
That the Committee reviewed the 2020 self-assessment exercise and related improvement actions and through discussions had updated the assessment with progress and outlined new actions, if required.