Report of the Head of Audit and Risk Management.
Members received a report of the Head of Audit and Risk Management relative to the Internal Audit Progress Report, which provided an update on internal audit activity and progress against the 2020/21 Internal Audit Plan. With respect to the impact of COVID-19, some internal audit work had been deprioritised due to operations being suspended and that IT resilience had been impacted. With respect to fraud, grants were being administered, however due to rapid growth and conditions surrounding fraud, the matter required additional attention. In response to concerns regarding Mazars and the cost of the service, the Head of Audit and Risk Management advised that further information would be provided in the non-public session.
RESOLVED, that – the report be received and its contents noted.