Our ethical behaviour is fundamental to maintaining the ICAEW’s reputation.
This section contains documents relating to ICAEW’s governance, including the Royal Charter and Bye-laws that regulate ICAEW’s affairs.
Find out how to make a complaint, how we handle complaints, duty to report misconduct and the support available if you are the subject of a complaint.
At ICAEW we are committed to encouraging diversity in our organisation and the accountancy profession as a whole.
A strong national accountancy profession can play an important role in a country's economic and business development. ICAEW is actively committed to the sustainable development of robust and independent national professions. We have delivered capacity building projects across Europe, Asia and Africa.
ICAEW as a regulator
Regulation has been central to ICAEW’s work for more than 130 years. ICAEW’s regulatory role and professional standards activities are overseen by the ICAEW Regulatory Board (IRB) and are distinct from the ICAEW’s representative role.
The ICAEW Regulatory Board (IRB) is responsible for overseeing professional standards activities and the statutory regulatory role of ICAEW.
This page gives information about hearings of ICAEW's Disciplinary and Appeal Committees, details of future hearings, reports of the findings and other orders made.
Find out more about how an ICAEW regulated firm can help you with probate services and the administration of an estate.
Develop skills to identify risk, technical competence and professional scepticism.
If you are seeking accountancy advice, you want to be reassured your accountant has the appropriate education, experience and qualifications, to provide high quality independent advice and services. This is where ICAEW, ICAEW Chartered Accountants and ICAEW firms can help.
Public sector finances
ICAEW provided its expert insights into the UK government's finances for the fourth time, when the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) published its Green Budget on 16 October 2018. Alongside hosting the launch at Chartered Accountants Hall, ICAEW has contributed two chapters examining the UK governments assets and defence spending.
The role of professional accountants is fundamentally about creating trust. Trust that numbers are correctly stated and that a true and fair account has been produced, showing what money has been raised and how that money has been used.
Policy and public affairs
On 29 October, Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the 2018 Budget, his last ahead of Brexit. It was a "spending sprinkle", concludes ICAEW's chief executive. Read his full reaction and expert analysis from ICAEW.
Consultations and representations
Read the latest representations ICAEW has made to governments and other bodies on behalf of our members. Access them here in order of release.
View and contribute to consultations from government bodies, regulators and standards setters to which we are responding.