The Head of Internal Audit outlined the key aspects of the 21/22 plan stating that it was mindful of the continuing developments and challenges around Covid-19 and the S114 Notice. An update on progress would be provided at a future meeting.
Resolved – That details of the Internal Audit Plan 2021/22 be noted.
The Committee considered a report the Internal Audit Plan for 2021/22 which had been approved by the Committee in March 2021.
Since that time, Internal Audit had been in discussion with the new Section 151 Officer to revise the plan to ensure it reflected the challenges facing the Council including the Covid-19, Section 114 report and the need to re-audit a number of the qualified reviews undertaken in 2020/21. The report set out the new audit work and those proposed by Officers to be deferred to future years due to other priorities.
Members supportive the need to revised the plan to focus on higher priority audits. The Chair requested further information about whether and when there would be an audit of the HB Law contract. At the conclusion of the discussion the revised plan was endorsed.
Resolved – That the revised Internal Audit Plan 2021/22 be endorsed.