All councils in England should by now have received an ‘instruction’ email from their external auditor. Those councils selected for the ‘5% sample’ for ‘intermediate’ audit will receive a separate email from the external auditor. SLCC advises all members to make sure their email contact details are up to date (the National Finance Advisor submitted his correct email details last year but his instruction letter was still sent to an old email address). As with last year councils which are eligible to certify as exempt from external audit, and do so, are not required to submit information to the external auditor (other than a certificate of exemption) even if they are within the 5% sample.
Contact details for external auditors can be found here