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Cabinet Decision: 22nd May 2008
Title of Item/Report
Audit Commission Annual Audit and Inspection Letter 2008
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented the Audit Commission Annual Audit & Inspection Letter for 2008, (formerly the Management Letter).

It was explained that the Audit Commission was responsible for arranging for the audit of the accounts of the Council (either by private firms or through their own auditors). They were also responsible for undertaking an annual Comprehensive Performance Assessment and other service inspections.

A formal stage in this process was the production of the "Annual Audit & Inspection Letter", formerly, the Management Letter. Members of Cabinet were presented with a copy of the Annual Audit & Inspection Letter for 2007/08.

The Annual Audit Letter provided a comprehensive and independent assessment of the "health" of the Council. It was noted that in line with previous practice, a copy of the Annual Audit Letter would be sent to all Members of the Council.

RESOLVED that the contents of the letter be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
The Audit Commission is required to present its findings to the Council's Cabinet.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Not Applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not later than Midnight on Monday 2 June 2008

Date of Publication: 27 May 2008

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