Joint report of Corporate Director of Neighbourhoods and Climate Change and Corporate Director of Resources and Treasurer to the Joint Committee
The Joint Committee received a joint report of the Corporate Director of Neighbourhoods and Climate Change and the Corporate Director Resources and Treasurer to the Joint Committee that provided details of a review of the effectiveness of the Durham County Council Internal Audit Service, which was carried out by the County Council’s Audit Committee in July 2022 (for copy see file of minutes).
It was reported that the review examined Internal Audit’s self-assessment, and the final report from CIPFA provided the opinion that ‘Durham County Council’s Internal Audit Service’s self-assessment is accurate and as such we conclude that they FULLY CONFORM to the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and the CIPFA Local Government Application Note’. Within the assessment report, some minor improvement opportunities had been identified and an action plan had been developed for those to be addressed which had now been implemented.
That the information demonstrating the efficiency and effectiveness of the Durham County Council Internal Audit Service be noted.