The consultation on the proposed auditor appointments from 2018/19 closed on 22 September. We received 442 responses from opted-in bodies confirming acceptance of the proposed appointment. We did not receive a response from 34 bodies and have written to those bodies to say we have assumed they accept the firm we are proposing to appoint. We received 7 representations to proposed appointments for reasons of joint working relevant to the auditor’s responsibilities, independence issues with the proposed auditor, or concerns about service from the proposed firm. Following consideration by the PSAA Board, we are now consulting on alternative proposed appointments where appropriate. Further information can be found at https://www.psaa.co.uk/appointing-person/auditor-appointment-process/.