BEIS’s Audit & Risk Assurance Committee’s engagement with POL’s emerging risk

Eleanor Shaikh made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

According to the Department for BEIS’s Audit & Risk Assurance Committee Terms of Reference (below, p3):

‘The Committee will, in consultation with the Department's Accounting Officer and the Directors of Finance and Commercial, establish appropriate arrangements to identify the Arm's Length Bodies and Partner Organisations with the greatest potential to impact the Department's objectives and its consolidated financial statements’.

i) When and how regularly did BEIS’s Audit & Risk Assurance Committee engage directly with POL or with UKGI to assess the control environments, risk management framework and escalation practices at POL with regard to its Horizon issues?

ii) Was a higher level of scrutiny exercised by this Committee, in consultation with the Department’s Accounting Officer, in response to the publication of a report by Forensic Investigators Second Sight in April 2015 or by the announcement of the Group Litigation Order v POL in March 2017?

iii) How regularly were reports from POL’s Group Litigation Subcommittee delivered directly, or via UKGI, to BEIS’s Audit & Risk Assurance Committee?

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Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Shaikh

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BEIS ref: FOI2020/28537

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