Councils lobby for reduced audit fees amid backstop plan

By Dan Peters | 14 March 2024

Fees for councils should be slashed if auditors are forced to give qualified opinions due to failing to meet the backstop deadline later this year, English councils have said.

Public Sector Audit Appointments has strong powers to impose variations to reduce fees for audit work that has not been carried out but said last week it was ‘not currently able to quantify fees’.

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