Audit 'backstops' could become permanent

By Martin Ford | 06 February 2024

‘Backstop’ dates designed to reset the local audit system could become a ‘permanent feature,’ the Government has admitted.

In a bid to slash the backlog, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) plans to introduce a deadline of September 30 to complete all outstanding audits – viewed as a bold and unprecedented proposal.

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