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Agenda Item No. 5

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Audit Committee: 21 November 2016

 

Report of the Managing Director

 

WAO Performance Work Programme Update 2016/17

 

Purpose of the Report

  1. The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee with an update on the Wales Audit Office (WAO) Performance Audit Programme for 2016/17.

Recommendations

THAT Members consider the content of this report and note the progress so far to date.

Reasons for the Recommendations

In order to review and progress the Performance Audit Programme.

Background

  1. The Performance Audit Programme outlines work to be undertaken in the Council between April 2016 and March 2017 by and on behalf of the Auditor General for Wales under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 as amended from time to time and Parts 2 and 3A of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 as amended from time to time.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. A copy of the Performance Audit Programme update for 2016/17 is attached at Appendix A. The Appendix also includes an update on the Local Government Studies for 2015/16 and 2016/17.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. The implementation of the Performance Audit Programme requires considerable staff resources. The recommendations of audit and inspection can also place burdens on both financial and staff resources. In common with all other Local Authorities, the Council will be considering some challenging options for future service delivery given the current and likely future settlements.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. None directly from this Performance Audit Programme.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. The Council has a duty to improve under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 as amended from time to time and the Local Government Act 2000 as amended from time to time.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. None directly from this Performance Audit Programme.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. None as a direct consequence of this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. Service improvement has clear links to the Council's role within the community and as outlined in the Corporate Plan 2016/2020.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. The proposals in this report are in accordance with the policy framework and budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. None at this stage.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. Corporate Performance and Resources

Background Papers

Vale of Glamorgan Performance Audit Programme for 2015/16 and 2016/17

Contact Officer

Helen Smith - Operational Manager - Audit Tel: 01656 754901

Officers Consulted

Head of Performance & Development

Head of Finance / Section 151 Officer

Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas - Managing Director