Purpose of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee:
The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee is a non-executive statutory committee of the Board. This Committee is accountable to the Board of the ICB and provides an independent and objective view of the ICB’s compliance with its statutory responsibilities, including risk management. The Committee is responsible for arranging appropriate Internal and External Audit.
The purpose of the committee is to contribute to the overall delivery of the ICB objectives by providing oversight and assurance to the Board on the adequacy of governance, risk management and internal control processes within the ICB and within the wider Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes system, such that the Committee can provide assurance to the Board that its objectives are likely to be met and risks are effectively managed.
An annual programme of business is agreed but remains flexible to new and emerging priorities and risks. The Committee ensures an appropriate relationship with both internal and external audit is maintained.
Committee meetings during 2023/24 will be held in private on the following dates:
12 May 2023
14 July 2023
13 October 2023
19 January 2024