AUDIT COMMITTEE
 
Thursday 31 March 2016 in Main Conference Room, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Fulwood, commencing at 1000 hours
 
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AGENDA

PART 1 (open to press and public)
 
Chairman’s Announcement – Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014
Any persons present at the meeting may photograph, film or record the proceedings, during the public part of the agenda. Any member of the press and public who objects to being photographed, filmed or recorded should let it be known to the Chairman who will then instruct that those persons are not photographed, filmed or recorded.

1. Apologies For Absence

2. Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests
Members are asked to consider any pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests they may have to disclose to the meeting in relation to matters under consideration on the agenda.
 
3. Minutes of Meeting held on 28th January 2016
Attached 
 
4. Risk Management
Attached
Appendix 1

5. Internal Audit Monitoring Report
Attached
Appendix 1

6. Internal Audit Plan 2016/17
Attached

Appendix 1

7. External Audit - Audit Plan 2015/16
Attached 
Appendix 1

8. External Audit – Audit Committee Update
Attached
Appendix 1
 
9. Scheme of Delegation – Proposed Amendments
Attached
Appendix 1

10. Audit Committee Self-Assessment 2015/16
Attached
Appendix 1

11. Changes to Arrangements for Appointment of External Auditors
Attached
 
12. Urgent Business
An item of business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the Minutes, the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered as a matter of urgency. Wherever possible, the Clerk should be given advance warning of any Member’s intention to raise a matter under this heading.
 
13. Date of Next meeting
The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016 at 1000 hours in the Main Conference Room at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Fulwood. A further meeting is scheduled for: 29 September 2016.
 
14. Exclusion of Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider whether, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, they consider that the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, indicated under the heading to the item.​