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News item: Independent analysis of the outcomes of electors’ objections

A unique element of the local government accountability framework is the long-held rights of local electors to inspect accounts and related documents, and to object to auditors about issues of concern. In recent times electors have been able to access far more data and information than when the right to object was originally enacted, because […]

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News release: Q&As

We consulted on the 2020/21 scale fees earlier this year and published the 2020/21 scale fees on 31 March 2020. Not surprisingly in these turbulent times for audit the consultation responses contained many questions. Today we have published a ‘Q&A’, setting out our answers to them.  

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News item: independent review of the sustainability of the local government audit market

PSAA has recently commissioned an independent review of the sustainability of the local government audit market. The review was undertaken by an independent consultancy, Touchstone Renard (TR). The full report is available at PSAA – Future Procurement and Market Supply Options Review. PSAA commissioned this work in its role as the ‘appointing person’ for the […]

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News release: Response to Sir Tony Redmond review

Sir Tony Redmond is leading an independent review into the arrangements in place to support the transparency and quality of local authority financial reporting and external audit in England PSAA has responded to the call for evidence, which is available below, accompanied by an introductory note that sets out the key issues. We have also […]

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News release: Event for Audit Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs

Our Local Audit Quality Forum (LAQF) event to be held on 25 November 2019 is at capacity. Please see details below of an event aimed at Audit Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs. The event is a joint venture between LGA, PSAA and CIPFA. Leadership Essentials – Audit Committees The LGA Leadership Essentials programme is a series […]

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News Release: Local Audit Quality Forum 10 June 2019

The next LAQF will take place at 18 Smith Square. The programme has now been finalised. Programme Schedule final The main focus of the day is audit committee effectiveness. We hope that audit committee chairs, members, chief finance officers and heads of internal audit will be keen to attend and contribute to this important event. […]

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