At the moment if an auditor is concerned about the legality of something a council is seeking to do he or she can prevent them from doing it by issuing a prohibition order.
But, in an attempt to clarify auditors' powers, the new Bill will give auditors the power to issue advisory notices - allowing them time to seek a court's decision about the legaility of what a council is seeking to do.
The changes stem from recommendations made in the 1997 Nolan committee report on standards in public life and comments made in the Westminster gerrymandering case that the council's auditor had acted as both 'judge and jury'.
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