Frequently Asked Questions

What options for social value other than audit apprenticeships were considered?

Our proposed approach to social value is based solely on audit apprenticeships and meaningful training opportunities, which demonstrate a commitment to local audit. This scope is narrower than the approach taken in 2017 but it does reflect that the collective, national nature of our contracts do not lend themselves to delivering a broad range of […]

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Where the auditor says they need to do more work for whatever reason why do I need to pay more, and how can I be sure that I am paying a fair price?

Auditors are required to complete an audit that complies with the NAO Code of Audit Practice, i.e. complies with all auditing standards. Regulation 17(2) of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015 provides that where it appears to PSAA (as the appointing person) that the work involved in a particular audit was substantially more than […]

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Who are PSAA?

Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is an independent company limited by guarantee incorporated by the Local Government Association in August 2014. In July 2016, the Secretary of State specified PSAA as an appointing person for principal local government and police bodies for audits from 2018/19, under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability […]

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