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District Auditors' Society archive (1850s-1990s)

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District auditors are responsible for the independent audit of local government and other local bodies responsible for public funds. The District Auditors’ Society was a professional body, founded in 1846, two years after the appointment of the first district auditors. Its purpose was to enable members to discuss problems, pool their experience and undertake research. A two-day conference was held each and every year, apart from breaks during the two world wars. The archive contains minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, files on audited bodies, Society publications, panel reports, press cuttings, audit guides, responses to government legislation, accounts, and historical material relating to the Society.

Date range: 1846-2004

Size: 4 metres

Language: English

Keywords: Local government, politics, professional bodies, education, healthcare, councils, workhouses