As from April 2009, in a drive to coordinate services and reduce costs, over forty local authorities are due to be replaced by nine unitary councils in Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire and Wiltshire.
We were appointed to review, analyse, report and present on the options and factors for structuring a future procurement approach to maximise a sustainable supply of external audit services to local authorities (from 2023). This was an in depth review of the market for local audit work and included:
In a bid to reduce costs and duplication of effort, provide better value for money or a more robust service , many local authorities are considering entering – or have already entered – into joint working arrangements with other councils or the private sector.
We have undertaken a vast range of assignments across the public and private sectors, in the UK and overseas, since 1987. We have successfully delivered projects of all sizes, including large scale, long term assignments, involving numerous stakeholders. We are also pleased to be offered small commissions or to provide flexible, ad hoc support to meet the requirements of our clients. The market places served by Touchstone Renard include: