Provision of an Internal Audit function is a requirement of Section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972 and the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011.
Internal Audit Charter
We provide this function in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter. This details the scope and objectives of the service, along with organisational responsibilities and the provisions within our Account and Audit Regulations. The Accounts and Governance Committee review and approve the Charter annually.
Internal Audit Annual Plan
An in-house auditor and an external contractor carry out internal audit work. We record work undertaken during the year in the Internal Audit Annual Plan. The Accounts and Governance Committee, following consultation with our Corporate Management Team and the External Auditor, approve this.
Internal Audit Annual Report
Following the completion of audit work each year, an Internal Audit Annual Report is prepared. The Accounts and Governance Committee approve this. We submit reports to the Committee throughout the year on completed audits and the implementation of recommendations.