Decision details

Appointment of Internal Auditors

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To detail the approach proposed for Internal Audit Services at South Holland District Council from 1 October 2022.


That the appointment of Assurance Lincolnshire as the Council’s Internal auditors, with effect from 1 October 2022, be approved.


Reasons for the decision:

To build resilience into the internal audit service and allow a greater consistency in approach across the Partnership in order to ensure ongoing conformity with the professional standards).

Alternative options considered:

·         Continue contract with Eastern Internal Audit Services – this is not possible as formal notice has been served on the Council by the consortium.

·         Undertake a market procurement process – this is a viable proposal but there are costs and officer time that would be incurred and no evidence that the market will respond positively.  The proposal set out in the report enables a cost efficient and seamless transfer to a local authority hosted service that has a track record of providing a quality service to a range of other local authority customers, including Boston Borough Council and East Lindsey District Council.

Contact: Samantha Knowles, Chief Finance Officer (PSPS) Samantha Knowles - Assistant Director - Finance - Email: Email:

Report author: Samantha Knowles

Publication date: 22/07/2022

Date of decision: 19/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/07/2022

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