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Acting in the public interest

ICAEW works to protect the public interest by making sure its firms, members, students and affiliates maintain the highest standards of professional competency and conduct. We are also able to draw on the experience of our members and our technical expertise to develop policy in the public interest, which benefits the economy and protects the integrity of the accountancy profession.

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Policy and public affairs

UK Budgets 2020

In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit there will be two Budgets in 2020 and further significant announcements related to the UK’s fiscal policy. Here we have collated ICAEW’s recommendations to the Chancellor and our experts' reactions to announcements.

Public sector finances

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.

Consultations and representations

Protecting the public interest

How to make a complaint

We act in the public interest and it is part of our role to ensure our members and member firms act with integrity and undertake work correctly and to the highest standards.

Public hearings, orders and decisions

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.