Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, has announced plans to disband the Audit Commission. The intention is to have new arrangements in place for auditing England's local public bodies by 2012/13. What will this mean for councils and accountability? What will it mean for local government audit? How will the landscape change? Sector leaders and audit experts at this conference explored best practice and provided vital solutions to those working within local government finance and audit.
How can we ensure that the skills and experience of the current audit staff are not lost?
How can councils’ offset some of the external audit costs by internal audit?
Should central government facilitate external audit procurement by creating a select list?
Speakers joined by Nigel Johnson, Lead Public Sector Audit Partner, Deloitte LLP