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Frequently asked questions and answers on changes to community and faculty access

From 1 January 2023, all ICAEW members in the UK and internationally, will be able to access the content of certain faculties as part of their ICAEW membership. There will no longer be an additional cost to be a member of these faculties. Access to currently paid for communities is also to be included as part of membership.
  • How is an ICAEW member defined?
    ICAEW members are defined as ACA and FCA members. Affiliates and reciprocal members are also included. Other existing arrangements do not change.

Faculties FAQs

Communities FAQs

  • What communities are now included as part of your membership?
    If you are an ICAEW member or student, from 1 January 2023, you can join any of our communities at no additional cost.
  • I’m not an ICAEW member, do I have to pay a subscription fee for the communities?

    The following Communities will continue to have a subscription charge for non-ICAEW members:

    • Excel Community
    • Farming & Rural Community
    • Forensic & Expert Witness Community
    • Healthcare Community
    • Restructuring and Insolvency Community
    • Solicitors Community
    • Valuation Community

    By subscribing to be a community member you will be able to access content and enjoy the benefits outlined below:

    • Digital resources on a range of topics.
    • Receive the latest insights and guidance on a range of industry sectors straight into your inbox.
    • Access to webinars featuring industry/sector experts.

    Find out more about the benefits.

  • I’m a member of the Volunteering Community, what changes for me?
    From 2023, webinars and resources for charity volunteers will be provided within the newly created Charity Community. The Charity Community will have no subscription fee.
  • What will happen to the management liability insurance provided by the Volunteering Community?

    The management liability insurance currently provided by the Volunteering Community will remain in place only until 31 December 2022. After that it will no longer be available. If you provide voluntary (unpaid) accountancy services to charities, we encourage you to obtain appropriate insurance. You can purchase a professional liability insurance product, designed specifically for volunteers, at a competitive rate, from our trusted partners at Marsh Commercial. This insurance product is available to both members and non-members.

    If you are seeking run-off cover from the management liability insurance provided by the Volunteering Community, you will need to ensure that your new insurance covers your previous activities within its retroactive date. Please refer to Marsh Commercial when setting up your new insurance to make sure this is considered.
  • I’m a member of the Charity Finance Professionals Community, what changes for me?
    From 2023, this community will be known as the Charity Community and provide resources for charity finance professionals and charity volunteers. The subscription fee for this community will be removed.
  • I’m an ICAEW insolvency practitioner - can I access the resources from the Restructuring and Insolvency Community?
    Whether you are an ICAEW member or not, as an ICAEW licensed insolvency practitioner, you will continue to have access to all the resources from the Restructuring and Insolvency Community. If you’re not an ICAEW licensed insolvency practitioner or an ICAEW member, you can access resources from the community by paying a subscription.
  • I’m an ICAEW student, will I still be able to access the Excel Community?

    ICAEW CFAB and ACA students can still join the Excel Community at no extra cost. The Excel Community is our one-stop shop for all things Excel and provides all the tools students need to develop Excel skills, along with a host of time-saving tips and tricks to help students use Excel in their studies and at work. Students will also have access to articles, webinars and more.

    For students who have previously registered for the Excel online training via their Faculties Online subscription, they need to complete the training by 31 December 2022. From 2023, the Excel online training will no longer be available.