Local Audit and Accountability Act

Get in on the Act

The LGA has published 'Get in on the Act', a summary to the Local Audit and Accountability Act and its impact on local government.

This short guide outlines implications of the Local Audit and Accountability Act for councils and the work of the LGA in influencing the legislation as it passed through Parliament. Should you have any queries on this Act, or anything else the LGA is working on in Parliament, please email the public affairs team at publicaffairs.team@local.gov.uk

Get in on the Act – the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (PDF, 8 pages, 178KB) 


Associated parliamentary briefings

Local Government Association (LGA) briefing for the House of Commons Remaining Stages of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill: 17 December 2013

An update on the implications for local government of the Local Audit Accountability Bill which will extend the council tax referendum provisions introduced in the Localism Act, enshrine the legal status of the local authority publicity code and introduce a new regime for the auditing of public bodies.

Local Government Association (LGA) briefing for the House of Commons Remaining Stages of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill: 17 December 2013 (PDF, 4 pages, 221KB)

LGA briefing: Local Audit and Accountability Bill, House of Commons Committee Stage: local authority publicity and council tax referendums, November 2013

The LGA has published a briefing paper ahead of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill Committee Stage debate on clauses 38, local authority publicity; and 39, council tax referendums.

Local Government Association: House of Commons, Committee Stage briefing on Clause 38, code of practice on local authority publicity and Clause 39, council tax referendums (PDF, 3 pages, 196KB)

LGA briefing: Local Audit and Accountability Bill, House of Commons Committee Stage: audit appointment November 2013

The LGA has published a briefing paper ahead of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill starting its Committee Stage in the House of Commons on 4 November 2013. We are supporting a Government amendment, which the LGA previously called for, that seeks to provide councils with the flexibility to procure their audit nationally should they wish to do so.

Local Government Association (LGA) briefing: Local Audit and Accountability Bill, House of Commons Committee Stage: audit appointment November 2013 (PDF, 2 pages, 137KB)

LGA briefing: Local Audit and Accountability Bill, House of Commons Second Reading 28 October 2013

Local Audit and Accountability Bill Second Reading briefing The LGA has published a briefing paper ahead of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill being given its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 28 October 2013. We are seeking further clarification on the local authority publicity and council tax referendum proposals, whilst commenting on the audit provisions and advocating the insertion of a new clause on statutory notices.

Local Government Association (LGA) briefing: Local Audit and Accountability Bill, House of Commons Second Reading 28 October 2013 (PDF, 4 pages, 203KB)

Local Audit and Accountability Bill Third Reading briefing

The LGA has published a briefing paper ahead of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill being given its Third Reading in the House of Lords. We are seeking further clarification on the local authority publicity and council tax referendum, both of which were debated during Committee and Report stage.
Local Audit and Accountability Bill Third Reading briefing (PDF, 2 pages, 162KB)

Local Audit and Accountability Bill Report Stage briefing

The LGA has published a briefing paper ahead of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill being given its Report Stage in the House of Lords. This supports amendments to the clauses on council tax referendums, local authority publicity, statutory notices and audit.

LGA briefing: Report Stage of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill (PDF, 4 pages, 187KB)

Local Audit and Accountability Bill: Committee Stage briefing

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a briefing paper ahead of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill's final day of Committee on Wednesday 26 June, at which Peers will debate the code of practice on local authority publicity, council tax referendums and the role of the National Audit Office.

LGA: Committee Stage briefing on the publicity code, council tax referendums and statutory notices (PDF, 6 pages, 209KB)

Local Audit and Accountability Bill Note on Clause 38 (code of practice on local authority publicity)

Ahead of the House of Commons stages, the LGA has published legal advice it has received on Clause 38, Code of practice on local authority publicity, of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill.

Legal advice on Clause 38, Code of practice on local authority publicity, of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill.(PDF, 6 pages, 216KB)


LGA: Amendments to the Appointment of local auditors (PDF, 4 pages, 305KB)


Related documents

Access the full LGA briefing on the Local Audit and Accountability Bill ahead of its Second Reading in the House of Lords.

LGA briefing on Local Audit and Accountability Bill (PDF, 5 pages, 224KB)

7 April 2014

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