Issue - meetings

Local Audit Accountability Act

Meeting: 25/09/2017 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 30)

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That Assistant Director; Finance and Section 151 Officer introduced his report that updated Members on the requirements of the Local Audit Accountability Act 2014 regarding public sector external audit appointments as detailed in the report presented to this Audit and Risk Management Committee in September and November 2016.


The report informed that Council on 19th December 2016 agreed to be part of the Local Government Association’s national sector led body approach, Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA). PSAA had now undertaken a formal tendering exercise and appointments made for the providers of this service to local public bodies


PSAA had notified the Council that Grant Thornton (UK) LLP had been appointed as providers of external audit services to Wirral Council from 2018/19 for a period of 5 years.


Resolved – That the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP from April 2018/19 for a period of 5 years be noted.