Financial audit work 2015-16 – Dyfed Pension Fund

Activity

Scope

Status

Audit Plan

Plan of financial audit work for 2015-16.

Audit Committee March 2016.

Financial Statements/Annual Audit Letter

Audit of the Pension Fund’s 2015-16 financial statements and Annual Audit Letter.

Audit Committee September 2016.

Financial audit work 2015-16 – Carmarthenshire County Council

Activity

Scope

Status

Certification of Grants and Returns 2014-15

Summary of grants and returns certification work 2014-15.

Audit Committee July 2016.

Audit Plan 2016

Plan of financial audit work for 2016-17.

Audit Committee March 2016.

Financial Statements 2015-16

Audit of the Council’s 2015-16 financial statements.

Audit Committee September 2016.

Annual Audit Letter

Report summarising our 2015-16 financial audit work.

Audit Committee January 2017

Agreed Action Plan For 2016-17 Accounts Preparation and Audit Process

Summary of agreed actions for making improvements to the 2016-17 accounts preparation and audit processes.

Audit Committee January 2017

Performance work 2015-2016 - Carmarthenshire County Council

Activity

Scope

Status

Corporate Assessment

Review of the Council’s capacity and capability to deliver continuous improvement.

Complete. Report issued January 2016. 

Follow up reviews 2016-17 (See Local Projects below*)

Annual Improvement Report

Annual review of Council’s performance and arrangements

Complete. AIR issued April 2016

Local Project

Review of the application of Equalities Impact Assessment in relation to Council improvement priorities

Complete.   

Findings to be included in Governance Thematic Review.

Performance Review

Assessment of performance in relation to two of the Council’s Key Improvement Priority Areas.

Complete. Assessment included in Annual Improvement Report issued April 2016

Financial Management and Financial Position Summary - 2

Further work on our financial management arrangements following up our 2014-2015 review, and looking forward to 2016-2017 budget setting and savings proposals.  There will also be a focus on reserves position.

Complete. Issued – January 2016

Governance and Performance Reviews; inform the Corporate Assessment Report.

Human Resources Review.

Information technology Review.

Information Management Review.

Asset Management Review.

Partnership Review.

Complete. Informed Corporate Assessment report issued January 2016.

LG Improvement Study 1 – Council funding of third-sector services

Underway

Report being drafted. Anticipated publishing in late 2016/early 2017

LG Improvement Study 2 - The strategic approach of councils to income generation and charging for services

Underway

Report published 10th November 2016

National Study – The effectiveness of local community safety partnerships

Underway

National Report publication date 18th October 2016

 

Performance work 2016-2017 - Carmarthenshire County Council

Activity

Scope

Status

Audit Plan

Plan of performance audit work for 2016-17.

Audit Committee March 2016

Improvement Plan Audit – 2016-2016

Audit of the discharge of the Council’s duty to publish an improvement plan.

Review of ARIP complete.  Certificate issued Presented to Audit Committee September 2016

Assessment of performance

Audit of the discharge of the Council’s duty to publish an assessment of performance.

As above

Annual Improvement Letter

Letter from AGW reviewing Council’s performance and arrangements

To be processed January – March 2017

Thematic Study: Financial Resilience (3)

Focus: Savings Plans

Local report draft - being issued to Council December 2016.

Thematic Study: Governance

Focus: Governance of significant changes

Local report draft – to be issued January 2017.

Thematic Study: Transformation

Focus of study to be confirmed

Projected timescale: Early 2017

Local Project*

Review of ICT arrangements – follow up of Corporate Assessment PFI

Site work (intermittent) - July to December 2016.  Reporting January 2017

Local Project*

 

 

 

Review of progress of Corporate Assessment PFIs

Follow up work within Governance Thematic Study and further site work in January 2017.

Reporting within Annual Improvement Letter 2016/17

LG Improvement Study – 1

Improving well-being through housing adaptations

Underway – Carmarthenshire Council will participate in the survey only

Survey response awaited from the Council. Closing date extended to 27 January 2017.

LG Improvement Study 2 – Strategic commissioning of learning disability services by local authorities.

 

Underway – Carmarthenshire Council will participate in the survey only

Survey response awaited from the Council. Closing date extended to 27 January 2017.

LG Improvement Study 3 – How local government manages demand – Homelessness services

Underway – Carmarthenshire Council is one of five sample local authorities participating in this study – involving fieldwork.

Fieldwork /interviews scheduled for week commencing 23rd January.  All relevant preparatory documents received from Council.

Updated 16.12.16