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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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News release: Procurement of audit service delivers outstanding results

Local government and police bodies throughout England will pay reduced fees for audit services following the results of a highly successful procurement process undertaken by Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA). Aggregate savings are expected to exceed £6m per annum, equivalent to a reduction of approximately 18% in the scale fees payable by local bodies. […]

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News release: Procurement update

PSAA continues to be on track with its procurement of audit services for opted-in bodies. The mandatory standstill period commenced on 8 June 2017 and will run until midnight on 19 June 2017.

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