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Regulation and the public interest

As a professional membership organisation, ICAEW believes in acting responsibly, in the best interests of our members, firms, students and the general public. We are responsible for protecting the public by ensuring that our students, members and firms maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and competence.

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ICAEW as a regulator

ICAEW Regulatory Board

The ICAEW Regulatory Board (IRB) is responsible for overseeing professional standards activities and the statutory regulatory role of ICAEW.

Public sector finances

ICAEW contributes to IFS Green Budget 2018

ICAEW provided its expert insights into the UK government's finances for the fourth time, when the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) published its Green Budget on 16 October 2018. Alongside hosting the launch at Chartered Accountants Hall, ICAEW has contributed two chapters examining the UK governments assets and defence spending.

Public money for the public good

The role of professional accountants is fundamentally about creating trust. Trust that numbers are correctly stated and that a true and fair account has been produced, showing what money has been raised and how that money has been used.

Policy and public affairs

UK Budget 2018

On 29 October, Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the 2018 Budget, his last ahead of Brexit. It was a "spending sprinkle", concludes ICAEW's chief executive. Read his full reaction and expert analysis from ICAEW.

Consultations and representations