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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 Budget 2020

On 11 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon Rishi Sunak MP, presented the 2020 Budget - the first of the new Government. It was a ‘extraordinary’ Budget concludes ICAEW's chief executive. Read his full reaction and expert analysis from ICAEW.

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.

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.