Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

National Audit Office:

On 7th September, after The Rt. Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced the abolition of the Audit Commission, Bob expressed his concern about the future relationship between private auditors and those being audited. Bob asked “what regulation or guidance will be issued on the length of contracts to ensure not only that a cosy arrangement does not grow up between auditors, but that expertise can be built up to speed up the process and reduce costs?” Eric Pickles wholly agreed with Bob and confirmed that “it is always important to have a fresh eye” and gave reassurances that they Coalition Government “will be looking to the National Audit Office and the professions to build up a very rigorous regime that will last and will pass the test of time.”


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