Audit Regulations and Guidance
Regulations and guidance for those working in the regulated area of audit in the UK, Ireland and the Crown Dependencies.
UK Audit Regulations and Guidance
UK firms registered for audit with ICAEW are required to comply with the Audit Regulations and Guidance.
New UK Audit Regulations and Guidance effective 1 June 2023
The regulations have been updated due to changes to ICAEW’s disciplinary framework. The amendments are consequential changes only. For example, some committee names have been updated and references to specific Disciplinary Bye-laws have changed.
December 2022 amendments
The December 2022 update primarily took account of the registration arrangements with the FRC for firms that audit PIE entities. The period for dispensations and the criteria required to determine control for audit firm ownership tests were also clarified.
Irish Audit Regulations
ICAEW has revoked its Recognised Accountancy Body (RAB) status in Ireland.
Chartered Accountants Ireland has recently issued new stand-alone Audit Regulations for Ireland. The Audit Regulations Ireland replace the Audit Regulations and Guidance (effective 1 January 2020) and the addendum effective 22 December 2021.
Audit requirements in the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
Special arrangements apply to firms that audit companies incorporated in one of the Crown Dependencies that have 'transferable securities' admitted to trading on a 'regulated market' in the EU. The arrangements apply even if the firm or company is not operating in a Crown Dependency.
Support for ICAEW audit regulated firms
Practical audit support and guidance is available to ICAEW auditors including the latest regulatory updates, webcasts and monitoring reports.
PCAOB for non-US audit firms
Issues for audit firms outside the US that audit entities with a primary or secondary listing in the US, or a significant subsidiary thereof, and need to register with the PCAOB.
Audit Regulations and Guidance archive
- Audit Regulations and Guidance (effective 1 January 2021 to 4 December 2022)
- Audit Regulations and Guidance (effective 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020)
- Audit Regulations and Guidance (effective 1 April 2017 to 31 December 2019 )
- Audit Regulations and Guidance (effective 17 June 2016 to 31 March 2017)
- Audit Regulations and Guidance (effective November 2013 to 16 June 2016)