Changes to Guidance on Sanctions effective 1 April 2019

The Guidance on Sanctions is used by ICAEW regulatory committees, the Investigation Committee, disciplinary tribunals of the Disciplinary Committee and the Appeals Panel of the Appeal Committee for all complaints they consider.

This new version of the Guidance on Sanctions (effective 1.4.19) provides further clarity to the setting of sanctions:

  • it simplifies the approach to criminal offences;
  • expands the availability of the fixed penalty regime to include summary offences; and
  • introduces clarity for how inaccurate annual returns should be dealt with.

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