Politicians experience adverse publicity due to late audits, how can PSAA get this message out to all councils about these issues and support both councils and the audit partners in explaining this story?

We have spoken and written often of the systemic issues facing the local audit system in the consultation documents and communications sent to S151 officers and Audit Committee Chairs, and will continue to do so.

Tony Crawley, PSAA’s Chief Executive, gave evidence at the May 2021 Public Accounts Committee (PAC) enquiry on the timelines of local government audit opinions in England. Since then, the PAC has continued to show an interest in the challenges affecting local audit.