output from the auditors events July 2013


On 16 July and 18 July Better Governance Forum ran a series of events for auditors on the changes resulting from the Local Government Finance Act 2012 around business rates and council tax support.

The groups were asked to identify the Opportunities and risks for auditors around three areas of the changes:

  1. business rates and economic growth
  2. business rates and Funding pressures
  3. council tax and welfare reform

This output document captures the elements of the conversations from the group discussion. They are not in priority order but intended to provide a useful starting place for your internal discussions around the auditing of this important area.