Decision details

Provision of Internal Audit Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to enter into a joint working agreement to receive internal audit from the Southern Internal Audit Partnership following significant staffing changes in the Council's current internal audit function.
There is a statutory requirement to have an internal audit function.





That the Cabinet:


a)      approves, with effect from 1 April 2022, that Southern Internal Audit Partnership provides the internal audit service for Crawley Borough Council.


b)      authorises the Section 151 Officer to enter into the Joint Working Agreement by way of a deed of accession with Southern Internal Audit Partnership and finalise the arrangements.


c)       approves that the Section 151 Officer or their representative to represent the Council’s interests by becoming a voting member of the Southern Internal Audit Partnership Key Stakeholder Board.



Reasons for the Recommendations


To ensure that a statutory internal audit function is provided for the Council. By joining an existing shared service there will be access to qualified internal audit staff and specialisms not available to a team of two.



Report author: Karen Hayes

Publication date: 13/01/2022

Date of decision: 12/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/01/2022

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