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Regulation, business crime and other risks

A list of resources from ICAEW that will help you stay up to date with key areas of regulation, including: competition law, data protection, money laundering, licensing and registration.

Key resources:
Legal services

Stay up to date on the latest guidance on a range of legal and regulatory topics including: business crime and misconduct; company law; money laundering; forensic accounting and legal services. 

Pensions You can access practical information on the latest thinking and changes in pensions from the Business and Management Faculty.
Competition law A key element in competition law involves ensuring that businesses do not collude with each other at the consumers' expense. Find out more.
Data protection The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. It sets rules for companies and organisations that deal with personal data. Access more information.
Money laundering Over the last two decades, increasingly wide ranging and rigorous anti-money laundering (AML) systems and reporting requirements have been imposed on accountants in practice and their firms. Read guidance and other publications from the ICAEW.
Probate and Alternative Business Structures (ABS)
ICAEW is now an approved regulator and licensing authority for probate services. Find out more.
Modern Slavery Act

It was estimated that in 2014 there were as many as 13,000 people in the UK and 36 million in the world living in conditions of slavery or working under forced or compulsory conditions. Find out what accountants need to know.

Licensing and Registration There are a number of services offered by members that require either an additional license from or registration with a regulator before a member can lawfully offer them to clients. Access the guidance provided by the various regulators that members are most likely to come across.
Webinars Access the recordings and slides from recent webinars on legal and regulatory issues.

Technical update for career breakers April 2017

Regulation presentation

Download the slides which accompanied a presentation by Charles Worth, Head of Business Law and Dr Jane Berney Manager, Business Law, at a technical update for career breakers in April 2017.

They are aimed at signposting areas where there have been significant changes but should not be relied on by themselves.