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Audit Commission swept away

Accounts qualified for 1,000 ‘small bodies', reports Audit Commission

The Audit Commission dismayed at decline in quality of reporting for ‘small bodies' such as parish councils and Internal Drainage Boards, which spend around £570m of public money each year

11 Dec 2014

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Council investigated by financial police after PKF audit report

PKF Littlejohn discovered that Keighley Town Council may have taken "unlawful actions" and acted "without consideration of its legal powers"

21 Nov 2014

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Last post sounds for Audit Commission as it bequeaths further savings

Audit Commission set to leave legacy of lower audit fees as it readies itself for demise

16 Oct 2014

Power of audit debate shifts perceptions - marginally

Divergent opinions still exist over the level of rigour applied by the audit profession

10 Oct 2014

LGA creates new company to fill Audit Commission’s demise

Local Government Association sets up independent company in preparation for the closure of the Audit Commission in March 2015

03 Oct 2014

‘Rising concerns’ over NHS trusts' finances

More than a third of health bodies’ audits find value for money issues, Audit Commission reveals

24 Jul 2014

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

Local audit changes could undermine auditor independence

Transparency International warns changes to local audit system may "inadvertently allow corruption to thrive"

15 Nov 2013

Value of the Competition Commission has been in its very existence

Competition Commission's failure to address sufficiency of suppliers in the market is a matter for regret

23 Oct 2013

Report questions auditors' ethics

Research from Harvard finds auditors in India are bending the rules for the benefit of senior management at the company in which they are auditing

14 Oct 2013

TomTom CFO takes right route to NED role

TomTom CFO Marina Wyatt joins the board of Shanks Group as a non-executive director

02 Apr 2013

Local Audit Bill has “gaping holes”, says Hodge

Arrangements set out in Local Audit Bill "will result in a more complex and fragmented audit regime", says Margaret Hodge

18 Jan 2013

Public sector audit work improves for 2011/12

Audit Commission finds there have been improvements in the standard of financial reporting at local bodies

14 Dec 2012

ICAEW urges local audit cost rethink

Government must ensure firms are paid when they conduct a public interest report to hold local authorities accountable

21 Nov 2012

150 Audit Commission staff join Ernst & Young

Commission staff take up new roles at E&Y, after the firm swept up east and south-east audit contracts

13 Nov 2012

Argument erupts in parliament committee over draft audit bill

A parliamentary committee heard evidence of pitfalls and gaps in a local audit draft bill

30 Oct 2012

Jeremy Newman lined up for Audit Commission chair

Eric Pickles lines up former BDO chief Jeremy Newman to wind down Audit Commission

29 Aug 2012

Waterman to head up Audit Commission

Marcine Waterman will take on the controller of audit role, succeeding chief executive Eugene O'Sullivan, from 1 September

25 Jun 2012

Audit Commission: An opportunity missed

The tender process for farming out Audit Commission work hasn’t opened up the market

05 Apr 2012

FRC urges auditors to go back to their roots

FRC publishes paper urging auditors to consider the original philosophy and principles of auditing - scepticism

02 Apr 2012

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