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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Identification number in the register: 7719382720-34
Registration date: 04/12/2008 11:35:42

The information on this entity was last modified on: 01/04/2015 16:21:37
The date of the last annual update was: 24/02/2015 16:04:56
Next update due latest on: 24/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


Incorporated by Royal Charter

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade unions and professional associations

    Contact details

Chartered Accountants' Hall
Moorgate Place
P.O. box: 433
London EC2P 2BJ

(+44) 20 7920 8100

6th Floor
Rue de la Loi 227
Brussels 1040

(+32) 2 230 3272

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Michael Izza

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Martin Manuzi

Regional Director, Europe

    Goals / remit

ICAEW operates under a Royal Charter, working in the public interest. Its regulation of its members, in particular its responsibilities in respect of auditors, is overseen by the UK Financial Reporting Council. As a world leading professional accountancy body, ICAEW provides leadership and practical support to over 144,000 members around the world, working with governments, regulators and industry to ensure the highest standards are maintained.
Our members provide financial knowledge and guidance based on the highest technical and ethical standards. We develop and support individuals, organisations and communities to help them achieve long-term, sustainable economic value.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

• Financial reporting & accounting, including review of IAS Regulation (1606/2002)
• Capital Markets Union (COM(2015)63)
• Tax policy, including forthcoming actions as laid out in Commission Work Programme 2015 (COM(2014)910, point 14)
• Public sector finances, including measures relating to public sector accounting standards (IPSAS/EPSAS) (COM(2013)114)
• Audit policy, including implementation of Audit Regulation (537/2014) and Audit Directive (2014/56/EU)
• Professional qualifications, including developments relating to access issues (COM(2013)676) and the IMI Regulation (1024/2013)

As well as developments in the financial services / corporate governance / company law / digital policy / sustainability / enterprise / skills areas




Groupe d'experts de la Commission sur l'entrepreneuriat social (E02753) - Rachel Sinha (in personal capacity)



ESMA Corporate Reporting Standing Committee (CRSC CWG) (2015-2016) -Robert Hodgkinson (Executive Director, Technical)

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2   50%: 1  



Additional staff (and volunteers) may also, on occasion, provide technical / specialised support on EU related issues, thereby engaging in activities which may fall under the remit of the Register. This may extend to participation in meetings and conferences organised with / by the EU Institutions. Nonetheless, their primary responsibilities are not related to EU engagement. We estimate that at the current time no other staff or volunteers than those indicated are close to spending 25% of their working time on such activities.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Simon TOSSERAMS 17/12/2014 15/12/2015
Susanna DI FELICIANTONIO 28/11/2014 26/11/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Budget
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Enterprise
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

Information on ICAEW members can be found at:

The ICAEW Directory of Chartered Accountants Firms can be accessed at:

The list of statutory audit firms registered with ICAEW in the UK can be found at:
And in Ireland at:

ICAEW is a member of a number of bodies and contributes to the development of policy positions within such bodies - although only views expressed directly by ICAEW should be attributed to ICAEW.

Those bodies with a focus on issues also dealt with at EU level include: the Federation of European Accountants / Confédération Fiscale Européenne / British Chambers of Commerce in Belgium / Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies / the Common Content Project / the European Council of the Liberal Professions (via the UK Inter-Professional Group) / Financial Future / European Capital Markets Institute. ICAEW is also a member of a number of international bodies such as the Global Accounting Alliance, Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the International Federation of Accountants.

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

800,000 € - 899,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

The estimate provided (as a range) is the amount spent by ICAEW to maintain its Europe Region Office, excluding costs related to our broader continental European operations which are also dealt with from our Europe Region Office. For the sake of simplicity, the range provided includes the operational costs (including office rental), some travel and related staff costs.

The range also includes our membership fees for associations / organisations involved in activities falling under the remit of the Register, including FEE and CFE (see also details provided above).

We do not refer to our public interest representation activities as "direct lobbying", notwithstanding the categorisation of such activities by the European Commission.

We appled the 2014 average exchange rate of £1 = € 1.24064 to the figures.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.