Audit Commission

Audit Commission to be scrapped, government confirms

Work of the Audit Commission to be replaced with private sector contracts

16 Aug 2010

Audit Commission suspends search for chief executive

Salary veto prompts end of CEO search at the Audit Commission

16 Jun 2010

Councils ‘risk missing deadline for rules switch’

Local authorities are 'falling behind', Audit Commission warns

25 Feb 2010

London Development Agency needs more finance skills, warns new FD

New LDA director of finance Ian Grattidge concerned over finance skills gap across the agency, as it looks to deal with issues raised by its auditors

14 Jan 2010

Olympic land-buying agency criticised for poor quality accounts

London Development Agency must improve its finanicial management, warns Audit Commission

13 Jan 2010

Audit Commission freezes fraud charges

Environment too harsh to increases charges for fraud detection, says audit chief

04 Dec 2009

Audit Commission chief to step down

Chief executive to make way before general election

27 Nov 2009

Public sector gains new finance e-learning tools

Audit Commission and ICAEW launch seperate e-learning tools: aimed at public sector managers and accountants respectively

27 Oct 2009

NHS finances in surplus - but room to improve

NHS in surplus, but financial planning still a problem, finds the Audit Commission

29 Sep 2009

Video: Recruitment strategy in the recession

What are the current trends in recruitment activity?

05 Aug 2009

Audit Commission to give IFRS rebate to public bodies

Public spending watchdog to provide financial support to help cover cost of move to international accounting rules

05 Feb 2009

Audit Commission admits to £10m Iceland deposits

Body which scrutinises local authorities admits it had itself put money into Icelandic banks

16 Oct 2008

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

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Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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