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Cabinet Decision: 14th May 2009
Title of Item/Report
Audit Commission Annual Audit and Inspection Letter
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented the Audit Commission Annual Audit & Inspection Letter for 2009, (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 the annual Comprehensive Performance Assessment CPA and from 2009 onwards the Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA) 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 2008/09.

The Annual Audit Letter provided a comprehensive and independent assessment of the overall "health" of the Council. It reported on the detailed results of all service inspections and assessments and also referenced how the Council worked with key partners. 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 Committee.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
By Midnight, Friday, 22nd May 2009

Date of Publication: 19 May 2009

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