Discontinued Internal Audits from 1 January 2014 to present

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 8th January 2021.

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Please provide me with the reference number and title of all Internal Audits commenced and discontinued from 1 January 2014 to the present and the formal reason why the audit was discontinued.

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The records held by Transport for London (TfL) with this level of detail only date back to 13 March 2015. Below is a list of the three TfL Internal Audits commenced and discontinued in this time frame and the reason why each was stopped:

IA 19013 ‘Cost Escalation in Projects’ – This audit, paused in March 2020 due to the Auditor being furloughed, was stopped in August 2020. An external audit being undertaken by KPMG on behalf of the Government covered the same scope as this review. IA 19013 may be resumed in 2021 pending the conclusions of the external audit.

IA 19404 ‘Software Licence Management’ – The audit was stopped in March 2020 due to the Auditor leaving TfL. The business area was also subject to an external audit addressing a similar scope. IA 19404 may be reinstated in next year’s plan following discussion with the business.

IA 16767 ‘Trams Management of Operations H&S Risk’ - The audit was stopped in November 2016 as evidence gathering was nearing completion with report drafting underway. In light of the tragic event of 9 November 2016 it was decided that it would not be appropriate to continue with finalising the report at that time as the work was superseded by the vital investigations into the Sandilands tragedy. The response to MQ 2020/4096 refers.