ICAEW.com works better with JavaScript enabled.

Permitted texts 2020

Permitted publications for the Professional Level and Advanced Level exams 2020

Professional Level: exams in 2020

The permitted texts for the Professional Level exams in 2020 are as follows:

Exam Recommended text
Audit and Assurance

Auditing Standards 2020 – standards examinable in 2020 ICAEW Examinations (published by Croner-i – ISBN978-1-78887-292-8) £47.50

View this important note about the mismatch between the study manual and permitted text. 

Financial Accounting and Reporting - IFRS

IFRS®Standards - Required 1 January 2019 (Blue Book). For accounting periods beginning on 1 January 2019, excluding changes not yet required. (published by IASB – ISBN 978-1-911629-04-7 - Set of threevolumes: Part A, Part B and Part C sold together as one set.) £79.00

Financial Accounting and Reporting – UK GAAP

UK Accounting Standards and Company Law. Permitted text for ICAEW Financial Accounting and Reporting UK GAAP exams 2020 (published by Croner-i – ISBN 978-1-78887-293-5) £71.00

Tax Compliance

Hardman's Tax Rates and Tables 2019/2020 Edition 2 (published by Croner-i - ISBN 978-1-78887-291-1) £23.00

Business Strategy and Technology No permitted texts
Financial Management No permitted texts
Business Planning: Banking

As an open book exam, students may take any hard copy learning materials into the exam if they wish, subject to practical space restrictions Students sitting the Business Planning: Banking exam in 2020 are advised to refer to the following publications:

  • IFRS®Standards - Required 1 January 2019 (Blue Book). For accounting periods beginning on 1 January 2019, excluding changes not yet required. (published by IASB – ISBN 978-1-911629-04-7- Set of three volumes: Part A, Part B and Part C sold together as one set.) £79.00
  • Auditing Standards 2020 – standards examinable in 2020 ICAEW Examinations (published by Croner-i – ISBN978-1-78887-292-8) £47.50
  • Practice Note 19 Recommended text for ACA Business Planning: Banking exams 2020. (published by Croner-i – ISBN978-1-78887-295-9). £16.50

Business Planning: Insurance

As an open book exam, students may take any hard copy learning materials into the exam if they wish, subject to practical space restrictions. Students sitting the Business Planning: Insurance exam in 2020 are advised to refer to the following publications:

  • IFRS®Standards - Required 1 January 2019 (Blue Book). For accounting periods beginning on 1 January 2019, excluding changes not yet required. (published by IASB – ISBN 978-1-911629-04-7- Set of three volumes: Part A, Part B and Part C sold together as one set.) £79.00
  • Auditing Standards 2020 – standards examinable in 2020 ICAEW Examinations (published by Croner-i – ISBN 978-1-78887-292-8) £47.50
  • Practice Note 20 Recommended text for ACA Business Planning: Insurance exams 2020 (published by Croner-i – ISBN 978-1-78887-294-2) £16.50
Business Planning: Taxation

As an open book exam, students may take any hard copy materials in to this exam that they wish, subject to practical space restrictions. Students sitting the Business Planning: Taxation exam in 2019 are advised to refer to the following edition of Hardman’s Tax Rates and Tables:

  • Hardman's Tax Rates and Tables 2019/2020 Edition 2 (published by Croner-i - ISBN 978-1-78887-291-1) £23.00

Advanced Level: exams in 2020

Suggested books for the Advanced Level exams in 2020 are as follows:

Exam Recommended text

Corporate Reporting 

Strategic Business Management 

Case Study

As an open book exam, students may take any hard copy materials in to the Advanced level exams that they wish, subject to practical space restrictions. Students sitting the Advanced Level exams in 2020 are advised to refer to the following edition of the IFRS book:

  • IFRS® Standards - Required 1 January 2019 (Blue Book). For accounting periods beginning on 1 January 2019, excluding changes not yet required. (published by IASB – ISBN 978-1-911629-04-7- Set of three volumes: Part A, Part B and Part C sold together as one set.) £79.00