Public Notice - Local Auditor Appointment 2018/19
BDO LLP has been appointed as the Council's External Auditor with effect from the 2018/19 financial year, for a period of five years.
Basildon Council has taken the decision to opt in to the 'appointing person' arrangements made by Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA). An arrangement that offered a number of advantages over undertaking its own procurement exercise.
PSAA were specified as the 'appointing person' under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. This meant that PSAA would make auditor appointments to relevant principal local government bodies that chose to opt into the national appointment arrangements.
The consultation on proposed appointments closed on 22 September 2017. As part of the process the Council was asked to confirm its satisfaction with BDO LLP as its External Auditor from 2018/19, which it did. Formal notification of the appointment was received from PSAA on 18 December 2017.
Further information and enquires
- Audit and Risk Committee Meeting - Wednesday, 9th November 2016(SEE ITEM 519 - External Auditor Appointment)
- Audit and Risk Committee Meeting - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017(SEE ITEM 586 - Appointment of the External Auditor - Verbal Update)
- Legislation.gov.uk - The Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015
- Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA)
- BDO United Kingdom