Appointing auditors 2018/19

Auditor appointments to 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 the five-year appointing period, covering the audits of the accounts for 2018/19 to 2022/23.

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 page of our website. From time to time it will be necessary to make additional appointments, for example where a newly created body opts in. The process that applies for these appointments is set out on the additional auditor appointment process page.

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