Independent Supervision of the Auditors General

Published: 25 September 2023

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From 6 April 2008, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) for England and the Auditors General of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have been eligible to act as statutory auditors pursuant to section 1226 of the Companies Act 2006. The FRC has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills as the Independent Supervisor of Auditors General in respect of statutory audits.

To date, only the C&AG has accepted any statutory audits. The FRC has entered into arrangements (PDF) with the C&AG to discharge the supervision functions.

The disciplinary rules at Annex B have been updated with effect from 1 January 2021 with the Auditor General Disciplinary Rules 2021.

Current rules
Name Auditor General Disciplinary Rules March 21
Publication date 1 April 2021
Format PDF, 163.8 KB
Previous versions of the rules
Name January 2021 Version
Publication date 1 January 2021
Format PDF, 160.1 KB
Name 2012 Version
Publication date 23 July 2012
Format PDF, 6.1 MB
Name 2008 Version
Publication date 8 April 2008
Format PDF, 104.4 KB