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Regulation and the public interest

As a professional membership organisation, ICAEW believes in acting responsibly, in the best interests of our members, firms, students and the general public. We are responsible for protecting the public by ensuring that our students, members and firms maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and competence.

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ICAEW as a regulator

Public sector finances

ICAEW contributes to IFS Green Budget 2018

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.

Public money for the public good

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

Rachel Reeves MP delivers keynote speech at ICAEW and meets with local firms to discuss audit

Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the BEIS Select Committee, delivered a keynote speech at Chartered Accountants Hall on 12th November covering audit reform, trust in business and corporate governance. You can watch a recording of her speech and the following Q&A. This was followed by a roundtable discussion between Rachel and audit firms in the Leeds area to discuss the future of audit on 7th December.

UK Budget 2018

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