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Annual audit

Notice of Appointment of Auditor from 2018/2019

Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its local auditor.

For audits of Council accounts from 1 April 2018, 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. Exeter City Council opted into this arrangement.

On 14 December 2017, the PSAA board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of Exeter City Council for a period of five years, covering the accounts from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.


Annual audit letters

Each year our external auditors undertake a variety of checks to ensure that financial and operational probity is maintained. An annual audit letter is produced detailing their findings and recommendations.

The annual audit letters are available to view and download here:


Annual audit letter 2017-2018

Annual audit letter 2016-2017

Annual audit letter 2015-2016

Annual audit letter 2014-2015

Annual audit letter 2013-2014

Annual audit letter 2012-2013

Annual audit letter 2011-2012

Annual audit letter 2010-2011


When this content has been updated

Last updated 7 May 2020