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PSAA highly commended in 2018 Public Finance Innovation awards

PSAA is pleased to announce that it received a highly commended for its procurement of audit services for opted-in principal authorities in England in the outstanding procurement initiative category at the 2018 Public Finance Innovation awards. PSAA was also shortlisted for the Government Opportunities public procurement awards 2018/19.

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Local Audit Quality Forum: Inaugural meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Local Audit Quality Forum (LAQF) was held on 18 April 2018. Over 150 Chairs of Audit Committees and Directors of Finance attended the event to hear from speakers and panel members with a wealth of experience of public audit from across the UK.  The presentations from the event are available to […]

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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 has been shortlisted for Outstanding Procurement Initiative of the year in the 2018 Public Finance Innovation Awards and for the Government Opportunities public procurement awards 2018/19 for its procurement of audit services for the 484 opted-in principal authorities in England. The winners will be announced on 25 and 24 April 2018 respectively. We are naturally delighted […]

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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: http://vfm.lginform.local.gov.uk/. 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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