The Corporate Head of Strategic Support introduced the report and advised of an amendment to the Corporate Risk Register contained in Appendix 4 of the report; to correct the original risk rating for risk CR007 to be identical to the residual risk rating. The Strategic Director explained that the impact rating had been increased due to the current national economic uncertainty resulting in the mitigation measures being taken by the council being insufficient at this stage to reduce the overall risk level.
Anthony Harvey (Southern Internal Audit Partnership) was present at the meeting and responded to Members’ questions on Appendix 2 to the report.
The Corporate Head of Strategic Support confirmed that the Monitoring Officer had advised that dealing with the outstanding code of conduct complaints was her main focus of work for the next few months and she was making good progress.
That the content of the report and the progress against the internal audit management actions be noted.