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(in the UK) a civil servant responsible for auditing the accounts of local authorities.
- ‘I believe the council acted in an irresponsible manner at its last meeting and the Labour group has referred that decision to the district auditor.’
- ‘If he tries to push ahead before that I will contact the district auditor.’
- ‘Each year councils across the UK have their books scoured by the district auditor who reviews the authority's financial standing and management.’
- ‘The district auditor also approved the measure.’
- ‘I congratulate the district auditor for not allowing an abuse of position to be swept under the carpet - a job well done.’
- ‘I went to the health authority, who recommended that I ask the district auditor about it, and they went to the Audit Commission.’
- ‘The district auditor also makes no allegations against me in his report, but simply comments on the culture within the council at the time.’
- ‘The probe was launched last November after concerns were reported to the district auditor.’
- ‘It will be the district auditor who holds us to account, and I believe the district auditor will think it's a good deal for Bedfordshire.’
- ‘The district auditor holds a position of much responsibility.’
- ‘The district auditor's initial investigations crystallised into a full police inquiry.’
- ‘He said the project management by county council officers had been widely praised, including by the district auditor.’
- ‘The Evening Press understands that the council has been building up its cash reserves, in response to a request from the district auditor.’
- ‘We still expect the full scrutiny of the district auditor to be brought to bear on her business interests and any possible involvement with her council role.’
- ‘Initial investigations by the district auditor flagged up serious concerns about the authority's relationship with a security company.’
- ‘Every year, the council is required by the district auditor to examine any outstanding balances and to rid the balance sheet of uncollectable debts.’
- ‘An inquiry by the district auditor concluded that WYMAS had been left in an ‘extremely precarious’ financial position as a result.’
- ‘The district auditor's criticism has already prompted the council's scrutiny committee to call a special meeting later this month.’
- ‘He said: ‘It's perfectly reasonable for any council tax payer to raise any issue with the district auditor.’’
- ‘Swanley Town Council is considering an appeal to either the district auditor, the local authority ombudsman or even the Government.’
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