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Grant Thornton LLP, Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AT
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What's it about?

The sessions will focus on:


  • issues which are currently leading to objections to accounts, focusing in particular on fees and charges
  • current risks and challenges in procurement
  • the risks associated with new service delivery models such as trading companies and shared services





Provisional Programme



09:45am Registration and refreshments

10:00am Welcome and introduction

10:10am Audit challenges and objections:


  • how to avoid them and deal with them
  • fees and charges


11:00am Procurement challenges

12:00pm The challenge of alternative delivery models

13:00pm Lunch and close




Who will be there?

The seminar is intended to be of interest to both legal and finance professionals.

Anthony Collins Solicitors have significant experience of providing specialist advice to local authorities currently advising on strategic serves joint ventures, property partnerships, shared services, trading and Teckal vehicles, procurement challenges, regeneration schemes, public service mutuals and housing stock transfers.

Grant Thornton are the external auditors of 40% of local authorities and have unrivalled experience of dealing with the legal issues which arise as part of the audit process, including objections from local electors.

How to RSVP 

If you or a colleague wish to attend, please RSVP to Penny Bassnett at Grant Thornton: 

Tel: 0121 232 5356

Email: Penny.L.Bassnett@uk.gt.com