10. To appoint Ernst & Young LLP as the Society’s auditors (Carried - 96.11%)

Motion To appoint Ernst & Young LLP as the Society’s auditors to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting and authorise the Group Board to fix their remuneration.

Your Board response: Your Board recommends that you vote for this motion.

Further comments from your Board: Now that we’ve finished the tendering stage, your Group Board recommends Ernst & Young LLP replace KPMG as the Group’s auditors.

Your Council response: Your Council recommends that you vote for this motion. Click here for further comments from your Council.

Further comments from your Council: In 2015 the Council supported a tender process for the audit of the Society and notes the proposed change to its auditors which has resulted from this.