We are considering opting into PSAA’s appointing person scheme but are mindful of the imminent Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) and the impact if the structure of our council changes.

When an authority ceases to exist they are automatically removed from our scheme, therefore any decision to opt in would no longer stand. In reference to the appointing period 2023/24 to 2027/28, if an authority decided not to accept the opt-in invitation before the closing date of 11 March 2022, then it would have to wait until after April 2023 before it could opt in and therefore may need to seek to make local arrangements for appointing auditors.