To approve the arrangements for appointing external auditors.
Members received a report which contained options for appointing external auditors from 2023/24. Members sought reassurance that previous issues with delays in the external audit process had been overcome. It was moved by Councillor Lynch, seconded by Councillor Cope and
RESOLVED – the external audit provider continue to be appointed under the PSAA procurement contract.
This report summarises the arrangements for appointing External Auditors
The content of the report was considered and it was agreed that the preferred option was to go with the contract managed by Public Sector Audit Appoints Ltd (PSAA) which was set up by the Local Government Association (LGA) with delegated authority from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to appoint the external auditors when our current contract runs out from 2023/24.
RESOLVED – Council be RECOMMENDED to remain in the PSAA framework