[To note the contents of the latest internal audit update as at the end of quarter one]
Peter Farrow, Head of Audit presented the report on progress made against the 2019/2020 internal audit plan and on four pieces of work that had been completed so far in the current year.
Councillor Philip Bateman MBE asked for an update on the Wolves@Work scheme, in the light of an article in the Express and Star about funding for the scheme. The Head of Audit explained that the Council was seeking to secure funding sources for Wolves@Work. The internal audit review work focused on the delivery of the outcomes from an audit review of the service. In that respect the programme was running successfully. Claire Nye, Director of Finance confirmed that Wolves@Work scheme was a council priority. The Council was working with partners to explore different ways of funding for the service. There were no plans to reduce the service. Councillor Roger Lawrence added that it was always intended that funding for the scheme would be a three-year deal and at the end of that period there would be discussion about future funding.
Mike Ager, Independent Member said that it was pleasing to note from the report the Audit team’s increasing involvement with project/programme Boards and groups across the Council.
That the contents of the latest internal audit update as at the end of quarter one be noted.