External audit

Notice of appointment of auditor from 2018/19

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.

For audits of the accounts from 2018/19, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. The Council opted into this arrangement.

PSAA wrote to the Council to consult on the proposed appointment of Grant Thornton as the External Auditor of Tamworth Borough Council from 2018/19. We can now confirm that, following the completion of the consultation, Grant Thornton LLP have been appointed to audit the accounts of Tamworth Borough Council for five years, from 2018/19 to 2022/23.

This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015, and was approved by the PSAA Board at its meeting on 14 December 2017.

Further details are available at:

www.psaa.co.uk/appointing-auditors/201819-2/