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Access the latest information and resources on ethics for accountants and auditors.

ICAEW Code of Ethics

ICAEW's Code of Ethics applies to all members, students, affiliates and employees of member firms.

IESBA projects and resources

This section provides summaries of International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) projects and consultations as well as IESBA guidance in relation to the ethical standards for professional accountants (Code of Ethics).


A selection of articles and thought leadership on topical issues in ethics.

Ethics webcasts

Ethics related podcasts helping you to keep up-to-date with current issues.

Auditor independence

Auditor independence refers to the independence of the external auditor. It is characterised by integrity and requires the auditor to carry out his or her work freely and in an objective manner.

Ethics and new technologies

Ethics is particularly important for the accountancy profession, with a code for professional ethics based on five basic principles: integrity, objectivity, competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour. However, the emergence of new technologies raises new ethical challenges.