PSAA has published its Contract Monitoring Data Pack: Quarter 2 for 2023/24. We produce quarterly reports on our contracted firms, building up information as the year progresses. The data pack covers audit opinions, approved fee variations and electors’ objections as of 30 September 2023.
The audit backlog continues to be extremely concerning. Only 5 out of 467 local government bodies’ 2022/23 audit opinions were given at the publishing date of 30 September 2023, leaving 918 audit opinions outstanding. The matter is subject to ongoing parliamentary scrutiny and intensive work to find a lasting solution.