UK Overseas Territories Project

The UK Overseas Territories Project is a three-year programme of support for public financial management.

CPA UK, in consortium with the UK National Audit Office (NAO) and the UK Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA), and funded by the HMG-wide Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), works with partners in the UK and Overseas Territories to deliver a series of activities focused on providing technical assistance, training and mentoring to support and encourage effective public financial management. 

The Project focuses on three areas: internal audit; external audit; and parliamentary oversight of public finances. The Project has agreed programmes of activities in place with each relevant Territory, working in partnership on priority areas.  

The graphic below outlines different activities for the three areas:

Recent activities

Secondment from Cayman Islands and Virgin Islands (UK) Audit Offices to UK National Audit Office, Newcastle, UK, January 2020

The UK National Audit Office in Newcastle will welcome an external auditor from the Cayman Islands and Virgin Islands (UK) for a secondment that will expose them to an audit cycle and audit methodologies.

Secondment from Wales Audit Office to Audit St Helena, St Helena, 30 August - 26 October 2019

Steven Frank, who is Performance Specialist at Wales Audit Office, will undertake a secondment with Audit St Helena from August to October 2019.

Clerk attachment to Anguilla Public Accounts Committee, Anguilla, 30 September - 20 December 2019

In September 2019 CPA UK will send an experienced clerk from the UK to partner with the PAC Chair and Clerk to the Anguilla House of Assembly, to assist in developing its upcoming work plan, inquiry and committee management processes.

Falkland Islands PAC Workshop, Stanley, Falkland Islands, 11-13 June 2019

As part of the UK Overseas Territories Project,  CPA UK, in partnership with the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, delivered a workshop for Members and clerks from the Falkland Islands PAC. Read more here.

UKOTP Oversight of Public Finances Forum 2019, Miami, USA, 5-7 March 2019

The 2nd Forum of the UK Overseas Territories Project led by CPA UK in partnership with the UK National Audit Office (NAO) and the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) brought together key stakeholders from PACs, Internal and External Audit offices from across the UK Overseas Territories. Read more here.