Audit Commission

Local government IFRS adoption 'a significant challenge'

Local government has coped well will the "significant challenge" of global accounting standards, watchdog concludes

14 Dec 2011

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Optimal budgeting 'essential' as council funding down 11.8%

CIPFA and the Audit Committee underline importance of budgeting as council funding falls

17 Nov 2011

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Sole director for Audit Commission spin-off mutual

Gareth Davies is the only director at DA Partnership, the Audit Commission spin-off mutual

13 Oct 2011

Local public audit plans attacked

Stakeholders criticise local public audit proposals at a Conservative Conference fringe event hosted by ACCA

04 Oct 2011

Mazars invests in Audit Commission spin-off

Mazars is the mystery backer behind Audit Commission spin-off mutual DA Partnership

29 Sep 2011

Local public audit's silent custodian

The National Audit Office is central in the future of local public audit, but its role is hard to grasp

21 Sep 2011

Public audit takes shape in DA Partnership?

DA Partnership leader Gareth Davies has faith in the fledgling public audit mutual

16 Sep 2011

TS meets Batman?

Is Gareth Davies, leader of a fledgling pulic audit mutual, the real Batman?

16 Sep 2011

Public audit mutual one step closer

Future public audit mutual DA Partnership has appointed a secretary, a concrete move towards an Audit Commission spin-off

15 Sep 2011

Audit Commission mutual choked by cap on market share

A mutual born of the Audit Commission will have to limit the number of staff it can employ due to a cap on market share

09 Sep 2011

Audit Commission contracts opened to EU

UK public sector audit formerly provided by the Audit Commission may be tendered out by the EU today

06 Sep 2011

New entrants set for Audit Commission bidding

Audit commission bosses cite "high interest" among potential new players to the market

30 Aug 2011

Audit Commission redundancy cheques 'could fund mutual'

Redundancy payments to Audit Commission staff might be used to set up a mutual, sources suggest

08 Aug 2011

DA Partnership registered 'to facilitate Audit Commission mutual'

Audit Commission chief registered DA Partnership 'to prepare for employee-led venture'

03 Aug 2011

Audit Commission chief starts private firm

Audit Commission executive Gareth Davies' new private firm could bid for public audits, but its purpose remains a mystery

01 Aug 2011

Colin: Audit Commission in a Pickles

29 Jul 2011

Pickles: 100% of public audit to private sector

Audit Commission in-house work will be farmed out up to the private sector in the next financial year

28 Jul 2011

Audit Commission's glasnost revolution

In an abrupt policy change, the Audit Commission has thrown open its expenses to public scrutiny

18 Jul 2011

Audit Commission expenses volte-face

Accountancy Age FOI request reveals thousands of pounds of executives' expenses went unpublished: commission changes policy to include more expenditure

15 Jul 2011

Audit Commission reports on pennies saved

The Audit Commission's annual report is keen to demonstrate the savings being made at the doomed public audit provider

13 Jul 2011

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