Internal audit

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

Read our Internal Audit Charter 2019 (PDF: 229Kb / 14 pages)

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

Read our Internal Audit Annual Plan 2019-2020 (PDF: 267Kb / 6 pages)

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

Read our Internal Audit Annual Report 2018-2019 (PDF: 273Kb / 25 pages)

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.

Read our Accounts and Governance Committee Agendas.