Annual report and accounts

PSAA publishes an annual report of its activities, together with its audited accounts, after the end of each financial year. The annual report outlines PSAA’s main activities and performance during the previous financial year and sets out in summary form its forward plans. PSAA uses this report to inform the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government of its activities in relation to the exercise of the statutory functions delegated to it.

2017/18 annual report and accounts

The 2017/18 annual report and accounts cover PSAA’s third full year of operation. The company’s focus has been on developing and implementing the arrangements necessary to discharge our statutory auditor appointment and associated responsibilities as an appointing person from 1 April 2018. We have also continued to deliver the functions delegated to PSAA under the transitional arrangements, which end in early 2019.

The financial statements have been prepared in compliance with United Kingdom Accounting Standards, including Financial Reporting Standard 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (FRS 102) and the Companies Act 2006, under the provisions of the Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/410).

The 2017/18 audit committee annual report was approved by the audit committee on 26 June 2018.

The company’s auditor, UHY Hacker Young LLP, issued an unqualified opinion on 18 July 2018.

PSAA 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts

PSAA 2017-18 Audit Committee Annual Report

2016/17 annual report and accounts

The 2016/17 annual report and accounts cover PSAA’s second full year of operation. Certain functions which the company is currently responsible for were delegated to it by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and cover the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2018. In 2016/17 PSAA was specified, by the Secretary of State, as an appointing person under provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and for audits from 2018/19, PSAA will appoint an auditor to relevant principal local government bodies that opted into its national scheme.

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice), including Financial Reporting Standard 102 The Financial Reporting Standard Applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102).

The 2016/17 audit committee annual report was approved by the audit committee on 19 July 2017.

The company’s auditor, UHY Hacker Young LLP, issued an unqualified opinion on 18th September 2017.

PSAA 2016-17 Annual Report and Accounts

PSAA 2016-17 Audit Committee Annual Report

2015/16 annual report and accounts

The 2015/16 annual report and accounts covers the first full year of operation for PSAA. The functions for which the company is responsible were delegated to it from 1 April 2015 by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, following the closure of the Audit Commission on 31 March 2015.

The directors elected to prepare the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice), including Financial Reporting Standard 102 The Financial Reporting Standard Applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102).

The company’s auditor, UHY Hacker Young LLP, issued an unqualified opinion on 1st September 2016.

PSAA 2015-16 annual report and accounts

2014/15 accounts

PSAA’s 2014/15 accounts cover the period from 14 August 2014 to 31 March 2015. During this time certain costs were incurred in setting up the company in advance of it taking on its statutory functions on 1 April 2015. The accounts were prepared in accordance with the special provisions in part 15 of the Companies Act 2006 relating to small companies and in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (effective 2015). For the year ending 31 March 2015 the company was entitled to exemption from audit, in accordance with sections 475 and 477 of the Companies Act 2006 relating to small companies.

PSAA 2014-15 Accounts