Internal Auditing Service


The Institute of Internal Auditors defines Internal Audit as:

‘An independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organisations operations. It helps an organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.’

Strategic partners

The Isle of Wight Council entered a strategic partnering agreement with Portsmouth City Council (PCC) to provide its Internal Audit service in April 2019. This partnership gives the Isle of Wight Council access to a range of specialisms within the PCC team, for example data analytics and fraud investigation, to supplement its in-house capacity.


Internal Audit reports are ultimately reported in summary to the Audit Committee, which meets regularly throughout the year.  View further details regarding the Audit Committee, including historic meetings and a schedule of upcoming meetings.

Reporting Fraud

Suspected fraud against the Council: Any potential fraud committed directly against the Council, for example fraudulent use of blue badges or misuse of direct payments falls within the remit of Internal Audit and should be reported. To notify Internal Audit of suspected fraud against the Council please use our online send a message to service form.

Benefit Fraud: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for investigating benefit fraud. Notify the DWP online of suspected benefit fraud.