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News release: PSAA has published the 2018/19 fee scale for opted-in bodies

Following consultation PSAA has published the scale of audit fees for 2018/19 audits of local government and police bodies that have opted into its national auditor appointment scheme. As proposed in the consultation, PSAA has reduced the 2018/19 scale audit fee for all opted-in bodies by 23 per cent from the fees applicable for 2017/18. […]

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News release: PSAA shortlisted in 2018 Public Finance Innovation Awards

PSAA is shortlisted for Outstanding Procurement Initiative of the year in the 2018 Public Finance Innovation Awards for its procurement of audit services for the 484 opted-in principal authorities in England. The winner will be announced on 25 April 2018. We are naturally delighted that our efforts on behalf of opted-in authorities have been externally […]

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News release: VFM Profiles will now be provided by the LGA

The VFM Profiles currently maintained by PSAA will now be provided via a new tool created by the LGA, called LG Inform VfM. The data and analysis previously available in the profiles have been transferred to the LG Inform suite of tools, and the LG Inform team will now be maintaining and updating the VFM Profiles. The new site is available from the following link: The existing PSAA profiles site will continue to be available until December 2017, but the data will not be updated.

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News release: Update on auditor appointments from 2018/19

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. […]

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News release: PSAA consult with opted-in bodies

On 14 August 2017 PSAA commenced the consultation process with opted-in bodies on their proposed auditor appointment for 2018/19. The consultation will run until 22 September 2017. Further information can be found on the appointment process page at  

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News release: PSAA launches new website

Today (12 July 2017) PSAA launched our new website. The website has a new look and aims to balance information about our role as an Appointing Person with information related to the continued delivery of our transitional functions. There are four new feature boxes on the home page. Appointing person information – find out more […]

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