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These resources, created by the Audit and Assurance Faculty, support practitioners and organisations looking to commission assurance services. They include examples of what assurance can cover and practical guidance on how engagements can be undertaken.
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What is assurance?

Guidance on what assurance means, what an assurance engagement is and why one might be needed.

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What can assurance cover?

Information on the variety of assurance options open to organisations

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The assurance process

Practical guidance for practitioners and their clients on how assurance engagements are planned, undertaken and reported.

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Standards and guidance

A comprehensive list of standards and guidance covering external assurance engagements.

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Future of assurance

ICAEW promotes dialogue about assurance services to help practitioners and those commissioning and using assurance reports.

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Procuring assurance

Practical help and tools for organisations that procure assurance services.

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Reporting to third parties

What you need to know about special reports.

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Assurance guidance glossary

Definitions of the key words, acronyms and concepts used in relation to assurance engagements.

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