PSAA has published its Contract Monitoring Data Pack: Quarter 4 for 2022/23. We produce quarterly reports on our contracted firms, building up information as the year progresses. The data pack covers audit opinions, approved fee variations and electors’ objections as of 31 March 2023.
The backlog of unfinished audits continues to be concerning, with 545 audit opinions outstanding at 31 March 2023. The matter is subject to ongoing parliamentary scrutiny. In January 2023 the NAO published a progress update to their report on the
timeliness of local government audit reporting on local government in England. A follow up Public Accounts Committee hearing took place on 16 March 2023.
Contract monitoring data packs for previous quarters are also available to view on our website.