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Application for voluntary withdrawal

This form is for firms that wish to voluntarily withdraw a regulated service currently held with ICAEW. An application for voluntary withdrawal is only effective once it has been accepted by ICAEW. In some circumstances the application may have to be referred to the relevant regulatory committee for approval.

You should still complete the application if your firm is due or currently undergoing a monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Department. However please note the application will not be considered until the visit is concluded.

During the end-of-year billing period any applications for voluntary withdrawal must be confirmed to us by 31 January or the firm may still be required to pay the annual fee for the year.


This form must be completed by the firm’s relevant compliance principal for the regulated area being voluntarily withdrawn.

If the firm is applying for voluntary withdrawal in multiple regulated areas, and has different compliance principals in each area, we will accept submission of this form from one person, provided they are:

  • the Audit Compliance Principal - for firms applying to cease audit registration
  • one of the designated compliance principals - for firms applying to cease other registrations apart from audit

All fields marked * are mandatory

Firm profile
Firm number will start with C00
ICAEW training office

If your firm has an ICAEW training office, and your firm is ceasing, all student relationships must be ceased in the firm’s online portal by the Qualified Person Responsible for Training (QPRT).

Regulated clients

For each area being voluntarily withdrawn, please confirm what is happening to the firm’s regulated clients, indicating if they have been transferred to, or engaged by another firm. If your firm has no regulated clients, please state ‘none’ when answering this question.

If your firm is moving to another Legal Services Regulator please provide details
Compliance principal

Using your personal information

We will treat your personal information in accordance with data protection legislation. We will use your information to carry out our responsibilities as a regulator and as a professional body. We may, either as required by law or to carry out those responsibilities, share your personal information to comply with the requirements of government departments, agencies and regulators.

Where necessary, we may transfer your information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) eg, to one of our offices. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA so, if we do transfer your information, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that your privacy rights are still protected.

For more information about our data protection policy, please go to icaew.com/privacy