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From November to December 2013, the government consulted interested parties on draft regulations and policy statements that will give effect to provisions contained in the Local Audit and Accountability Bill. The consultation paper asked for views in the following areas:
- smaller authorities’ regulations
- auditor panel and auditor panel independence regulations
- the eligibility and regulation of auditors
- the conduct of local audit
- the Accounts and Audit Regulations
The consultation closed on 20 December 2013 and the government’s response has now been published.
In May 2013, the government introduced the Local Audit and Accountability Bill into Parliament. If the Bill is enacted, secondary legislation will be needed to give effect to the new local audit arrangements.
This consultation seeks the views of all interested parties on the content of a large part of the proposed secondary legislation. Your contribution will help us to refine the regulations that were introduced as the Bill was progressing through the House of Commons on 31 July 2013.