Appointing auditors 2018/19

Auditor appointments to opted-in principal local government and police bodies from 2018/19

PSAA is specified as an appointing person under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and regulation 3 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015. For audits of the accounts from 2018/19, PSAA appoints an auditor to relevant principal local government authorities that have opted into its national scheme. Appointments are made for the duration of a five-year appointing period. The current appointing period covers the audits of the accounts for 2018/19 to 2022/23.

The process that applies for auditor appointments is set out here.

Appointments for all bodies that had opted into the appointing person scheme before 31 December 2017 were confirmed, following consultation, in December 2017. The process adopted for making these appointments is set out in more detail on the auditor appointment process 2017 page of our website.

A list of auditor appointments from 2018/19 is available here Directory of auditor appointments from 2018/2019