Decision details

Extension of Internal Audit Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider a report on the Council’s internal audit arrangements and potential extension of the existing contract.


(a)  Approved the extension of the Internal Audit Contract for 1 year to cover the work needed to complete the Head of Internal Audit Opinion for 2022/23 and with an option for a further extension of 1 further year to provide flexibility should recruitment of an in-house team take longer than expected or be unsuccessful.


(b)  Delegated authority to the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Lead Member for Forward Strategy and Corporate Resources and the Lead Member for Financial Oversight, Council Assets and Performance to award a contract to RSM Risk Assurance Services LLP for the provision of internal audit services in line with an internal audit plan to be agreed with the council and approved by the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee.

Report author: Steven Mair

Publication date: 28/02/2022

Date of decision: 09/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2022 - Cabinet

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