Protecting the public purse

2012/13 fees and work programme

Following consultation, the work programme and fee scales for 2012/13 have been confirmed for audits of local government, fire, police and health bodies. The Audit Commission has also introduced composite indicative fees for certification work.

Scale fees

The combination of outsourcing the Commission’s in-house Audit Practice and internal efficiency savings means that we are able to pass on significant reductions in audit fees this year to audited bodies. These lower fees are fixed for five years irrespective of inflation, and will help public bodies at a time when budgets are under pressure. Individual fees can be accessed via the link on the left hand side of this page. The individual fees for local authorities exclude pension fund audit fees, which are set out in the local government work programme and scales of fees document below.

Audit of small bodies

Past and present information about the audit of ‘small bodies’ can be found on our dedicated small bodies fees page.

Work programme

The ‘Work Programme and Scales of Fees 2012/13: Local Government – April 2012′ document sets out the work the Commission plans to undertake at local government, fire and police audited bodies during 2012/13, with the associated scales of audit fees. The document does not cover probation trusts, which from 2012/13 come within the remit of the National Audit Office.

Work Programme and Scales of Fees 2012/13: Local Government – April 2012

The ‘Work Programme and Scales of Fees 2012/13: Health – April 2012′ document sets out the work the Commission plans to undertake at NHS trusts, primary care trusts and strategic health authorities during 2012/13, with the associated scales of audit fees.

Work Programme and Scales of Fees 2012/13: Health – April 2012

Consultation feedback

We have two documents outlining the consultation responses received from police and local government bodies and stakeholders.

The ‘Work Programme and Scales of Fees 2012/13: Consultation Response – Local Government’ document summarises the replies received from local government and fire audited bodies and stakeholders to our consultation on the work programme and scales of fees for 2012/13, and our response to the main issues raised by respondents.

Work Programme and Scales of Fees 2012/13: Consultation Response – Local Government

The ‘Work Programme and Scales of Fees 2012/13: Consultation Response – Police Bodies’ document summarises the replies received from the police sector to our consultation on the 2012/13 scales of fees for police bodies, and our response to the main issues raised by respondents.

Work Programme and Scales of Fees 2012/13: Consultation Response – Police Bodies

We received only three responses to the consultation from health bodies, and have not published a separate consultation feedback document for these.