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Developing a specialism

If you work within a specialist industry or area of accountancy, it is important that you remain informed about the unique rules and regulations that may apply and the trends, threats and opportunities that may affect your clients.

Communities

Guidance, insights and networking opportunities on a range of industry sectors.

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ICAEW Communities

Information, insights, guidance and networking opportunities on a range of industry sectors, professional specialisms and at various stages throughout your career.

Insolvency

Becoming an ICAEW insolvency licence holder.

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Become an insolvency practitioner with ICAEW

You don’t have to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant to qualify and be licensed as an insolvency practitioner (IP) with ICAEW. We offer a comprehensive programme of support for insolvency practitioners.

Probate

Firms offering probate services need to be authorised or licensed.

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Probate services

ICAEW is an approved regulator and licensing authority for probate services. This enables us to accredit firms to offer probate services to their clients. Here we explain the benefits of accreditation and the application process, provide support for accredited firms and also information for consumers including a register of ICAEW accredited for probate firms.

DPB and FCA

How firms apply for a DPB (Investment Business) Licence or FCA authorisation.

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Local public audit

Become a registered local auditor under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

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Local public audit in England

ICAEW is now responsible for the licensing, registering and monitoring of auditors who wish to carry out audits of local public bodies. This page explains what accountancy firms and individuals need to do to become a registered local auditor under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Licensed practice scheme

What constitutes licensed work and how your firm can become a licensed practice.

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Licensed Practice scheme

Find out what is licensed work and how your firm can become a licensed practice.