Certification

PSAA makes arrangements for appointed auditors to certify annual housing benefit subsidy claims from local authorities to the Department for Work and Pensions.  In certifying these claims, auditors act as agents of PSAA and are required to comply with a specified approach. These certification arrangements will end with completion of certification work on 2017/18 claims.

The Department for Work and Pensions is developing its own assurance arrangements from 2018/19 for the housing benefit subsidy claim on a tripartite agreement basis, and has issued further guidance directly to local authorities.

PSAA does not make arrangements for auditors to certify any other claims or returns.