DWP has stated that Audit instructions regarding RBV will be agreed with auditors by September 2011.
In May 2011, Bill Hern and Manny Ibiayo from the DWP attended our Risk Based Verification Customer User Group and provided an update on the Department's position with regards to RBV.
- Although there would be no more exemption letters issued, the DWP was "in favour of a risk based approach to verification"
Strictly speaking the auditor certification instructions are usually finalised in Feb each year. The only reason why DWP is committing to a Sept deadline is to assure the LAAs and others that they are serious about making RBV a reality.
They will liaise with the LAA Steering Group and external auditors to gain agreement on revised audit instructions that will cater for LAs who have adopted a risk based approach to verification
Audit instructions regarding RBV will be agreed with auditors by September 2011.
The instructions will come into effect in April 2012.