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Budget, audits and accounts

Last updated on: 16-Oct-2020

7. 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 for Communities and Local Government to take on the role of Appointing Person for principal local government and police bodies. In December 2016, 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 14 December 2017, the PSAA Board appointed Grant Thornton to audit the accounts of Gravesham Borough Council for a period of five years from 2018/19. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.

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