PSAA announces first 50 authorities to opt in

PSAA is pleased to report that it has received acceptances from 50 eligible bodies to its opt-in invitation. A full list of the opted-in bodies is on our website. The latest date to notify PSAA of your opt-in decision is midnight on 11 March 2022.

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News release: market engagement with potential suppliers (November 2021)

This week we held our first market engagement webinar with potential suppliers for our 2022 audit services procurement. We walked through and took questions on the procurement strategy outlining our current thinking on lot structure, bidding rules, the basis for bid pricing and the indicative timescales. We were delighted to welcome representatives from registered local […]

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News release: 2020/21 audited accounts – PSAA

Delayed audit opinions continue to be a major concern in the local audit system. The growing scale of the challenge is illustrated by the latest figures compiled by PSAA. As at the target date of 30 September 2021 only 9% of local government bodies’ 2020/21 audits have been completed. The position compares to completion of […]

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PSAA publishes its prospectus and procurement strategy and invites eligible bodies to opt in from April 2023

On 22 September 2021 PSAA invited all principal local government including police and fire bodies to become opted-in authorities. At the same time it published its procurement strategy and prospectus for the national scheme from April 2023.  Both documents have evolved in response to the feedback provided by the market engagement exercise and consultation on […]

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PSAA response to MHCLG (now DLUHC) Local Audit Framework: Technical Consultation

PSAA has responded to the DLUHC* consultation on the Local Audit Framework Local audit framework: technical consultation. It covered ‘proposals to implement the independent Redmond Review of local authority financial reporting and external audit.’ It builds on Department’s Spring Report Local authority financial reporting and external audit: Spring update. PSAA is committed to supporting the […]

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PSAA issues invitation to opt into the national scheme for auditor appointments from April 2023

PSAA has invited all principal local government including police and fire bodies to become opted-in authorities. In accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations), PSAA has formally invited all eligible bodies to become opted-in authorities to the national auditor appointment arrangements for the […]

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