21st December 2017


1.  Apologies for absence

2.  Declarations of Interest

3.  Minutes and Actions from the Meeting on the 14th September 2017

4.  External Audit
     a)  Update Report (including fees update)

     b)  Annual Audit Report 2016/17

5.  Internal Audit
      a)   Update Report
            Detailed Reports Requiring Discussion (Limited / No Assurance):

  •    None 

             Circulated Detailed Reports:  

  •    Counter Fraud Cyber Security Awareness
       (Reasonable Assurance)
  •    Stop and Search 
       (Reasonable Assurance)   
  •     Estate Management
       (Reasonable Assurance) 
  •     Capital Programme
       (Reasonable Assurance)
  •     Treasury Management
  •     HR Management Strategy Arrangements
        (Reasonable Assurance)
  •     HR Management - Learning and Development
        (Reasonable Assurance) 
  •     Follow Up Report

      b)    First Draft Annual Plan 2018/19

      c)    Acknowledge receipt of report on Public Sector Internal Audit Standards Appraisal                     2017

6.  Internal Audit
     Torfaen County Borough Council

     Detailed Reports Requiring Discussion (Limited / No Assurance):

  •    None 

     Circulated Detailed Reports:  

  •    IT Governance
       (Moderate Assurance)

7.  Outstanding Audit Inspection Recommendations           App

8.  Key Performance Indicators           App 1   2   3

9.  Presentation on the Role of HMIC

10. Value for Money Profiles      App

11. Presentation on Medium Term Financial Plan 2018/19 to 2022/23       App

12. Estates Strategy   Annex

13. Treasury Management Strategy 2017/18 Six Month Update Report  App 1  2  3

14. Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19     App A  B

15. JAC Self-Assessment Action Plan 

16. WAO Review of Community Safety Report - Update on Progress 

17. The information contained in the report(s) below has been subjected to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Data Protection Act 1998 and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent's public interest test and is deemed to be exempt from publication under section 7.

18. To monitor the Full Joint Strategic Risk Register

19. Any Relevant Reports from Other Organisations that Should be Brought to the Attention            of the Joint Audit Committee

20. Any Other Business

21. To identify any risks arising from this meeting


Minutes of the Joint Audit Committee, 21st December 2017