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ICAEW Technical Releases

ICAEW Technical Releases are a source of good practice guidance on technical and practice issues relevant to the work of ICAEW Chartered Accountants, accountants and other professionals. Below are the latest Technical Releases issued by the ICAEW Faculties.

 

TECH 02-16 AAF – Revised – Reporting to regulators on Regulatory Accounts

Guidance which aims to promote consistency in the practices adopted in respect of regulatory reporting by independent accountants, taking into consideration the requirements of regulators. Issued in 2016 and updated in June 2019, it replaces ICAEW Technical Release Audit 05/03 Reporting to regulators of regulated entities.

Financial Reporting

Guidance for skilled persons reviews (TECH 01/18 FSF)

2018 edition of ICAEW’s guidance for skilled persons conducting reviews (s166 and s166A reviews) for the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England.

Banking regulatory ratios (TECH 03/17 FSF)

ICAEW assurance framework. This guidance aims to promote consistency in the practices adopted for assurance work on banking regulatory ratios, including capital, liquidity and leverage ratios.

Registration of Consultant Lobbyists - Implications for Member Firms (TECH 01/17 BL)

This Technical Release has been produced to expand upon the guidance given in TECH04/16BL. Nothing included in TECH04/16BL has become inappropriate, but further discussions with the Registrar have clarified some of the provisions of the legislation and their interpretation. For this reason, TECH04/16BL has been withdrawn with immediate effect and replaced with TECH01/17BL.

Guidance on realised and distributable profits under the Companies Act 2006 (TECH 02/17 BL)

This Technical Release provides guidance on realised and distributable profits under the Companies Act 2006 (as amended) (the Act) and all relevant statutory instruments made under the Act. Its purpose is to identify, interpret and apply the principles relating to the determination of realised profits and losses for the purposes of making distributions under the Act. It is based on the guidance previously issued as TECH 02/10 in October 2010 but has been updated as proposed in TECH 05/16 which was issued for comment in March 2016.

TAXguide 10/19: Expenses and Benefits

This TAXguide looks at the charge to tax on benefits and expenses, associated exemptions and deductions and, where a tax charge arises, the calculation of the taxable amount. It also examines the reporting obligations which result from the provision of expenses and benefits, and also at ways in which this burden can be reduced.

TAXguide 07/19: A Guide to Principal Private Residence relief

Questions around the tax treatment of someone’s principal private residence (PPR) arise with some frequency and all too often the answer is not as straightforward as might first appear. This guide considers the core rules, the traps and the key items to be aware of to help clients through this area of tax law.