External Auditor Appointment

Notice of appointment of auditor

Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its auditor.

In July 2016 Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) was selected by the Secretary of State to take on the role of Appointing Person for principal local government and police bodies. Grant Thornton was appointed as the external auditor for Gravesham Borough Council for the five-year period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023.  

In December 2021, Gravesham Borough Council took the decision to opt into the appointing persons arrangements made by PSAA for the appointment of external auditors.

At its meeting on 16 December 2022, the PSAA Board appointed Grant Thornton to audit the accounts of Gravesham Borough Council for a period of five years from 1st April 2023. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.