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Technical news in brief February 2021

ICAEW's Audit and Assurance Faculty brings you the latest technical updates on developments in auditing and assurance, financial reporting and ethics. Please note Only Audit and Assurance Faculty members and Faculties Online subscribers have access to these technical updates.

Ethics | 28 February 2021

The final instalment  explains the “building blocks” structure of the Code and its interconnected nature. This instalment is intended to help readers better understand how to use and navigate the Code so that they can quickly identify and access the ethics and independence standards and guidance relevant to them. Other topics covered in the series include: the fundamental principles, the conceptual framework, auditor independence, conflicts of interest, inducements, non-compliance with laws and regulations (NOCLAR), pressure, and the role and mindset expected of the professional accountant with a focus on bias.