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Technical Releases and representations: IT

ICAEW has issued Technical Releases providing guidance to members on IT issues and representations on information technology since 1972. Following the creation of the IT Faculty in 1991, Technical Releases on IT have been issued by the faculty. The IT Faculty became the Tech Faculty;ty in June 2019



Technical Releases on aspects of IT were issued as part of the numerical sequence of technical releases between 1972 and late 1991.


The IT Faculty was established in 1991 and all Technical Releases issued on IT matters since this date have been published by the faculty. The faculty provides products and services to help members and other business professionals make the best possible use of IT. It helps members keep up to date with information technology issues and developments. It also represents chartered accountants' IT-related interests and expertise and contributes to IT-related public affairs.


From the start of 1992 the numerical sequence was replaced by named series, as detailed below. All Technical Releases issued since 1992 have been numbered sequentially in the year of publication prefixed by the name of the relevant series; for example, FIT 1/96.


The first named series for Technical Releases was simply called FIT which covered Technical Releases on Information Technology from 1992 to 1996.


One Technical Release was issued by the IT Faculty in 2007 with the series name ITF.


The IT Faculty became the Tech Faculty in June.


Representations were issued by the IT Faculty without using a named series until 2007 when the first ITF Rep was issued.

IT Faculty representations have been published in the main sequence of ICAEW REPs in 2009–10.

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