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News release – PSAA welcomes the PAC’s continued engagement with the issue of local auditor reporting in local government

News release PSAA welcomes the PAC’s continued engagement with the issue of local auditor reporting in local government, leading to today’s very important report highlighting the precarious state of the sector’s audit system. The report acknowledges that PSAA has previously described the problems facing local audit as ‘serious and pervasive’, and we agree that those […]

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PSAA appointments

PSAA is pleased to announce the appointment of Marta Phillips OBE CA as a member of its Board and a Non-Executive Director of the company. Ms Phillips is a chartered accountant and has worked in a variety of senior roles in the civil service including as Chief Executive of the Pensions Advisory Service. She also […]

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PSAA welcomes MHCLG’s update to audit review response

PSAA is very pleased that MHCLG has reconfirmed that we will be carrying out the next procurement. We have been working hard on our proposals to ensure that we are ready to deliver what is needed. In our submission to Sir Tony Redmond’s call for evidence we called for systems leadership, and we look forward […]

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Annual Audit Quality Monitoring Report 2020

We are pleased to present our Annual Quality Monitoring Report for 2020. This covers the work of local auditors appointed by PSAA for the 2018/19 financial year, the first under the appointing person arrangements. This report is later than intended because the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the completion of the professional regulators’ […]

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News release: PSAA consultation on a new approach to fee variations

We consulted in November 2020 on changes to fee variations arrangements, to introduce a new approach for national variations where changes in audit requirements relate to the conduct of all or most audits and where a standard cost can reasonably be estimated across groupings of bodies. The consultation also set out a proposed increase in […]

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