Welcome to ICAS Regulation News
Welcome to ‘Regulation News’ – your new quarterly update with everything you and your firm need to know.
We are delighted to share the first edition of ICAS’ Regulation News with you. With so much happening in regulation, we need to make sure that we’re providing our regulated members and firms with everything they need to know. We believe that an update email which signposts this information is the most straightforward way of achieving our aim.
Our intention is to issue Regulation News by email on a quarterly basis, although we might release additional editions if needed. We will be covering most of the main licensing schemes, including general practice ie PCs and PII, AML, audit, and insolvency.
It’s important from the outset to emphasise that these emails will focus primarily on regulatory issues, with technical information being shared through our existing communications (including Technical Bulletin and Audit News). We’ll be covering new regulatory requirements – whether applied by ICAS or government – and providing guidance on how members and firms can best comply.
If there is anything in Regulation News that you’d like to chat through in a bit more detail, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Meet the team
With some changes in the Regulatory Teams over the past 18 months, we wanted to take the opportunity to give you a note of the key contacts for each of the regulatory workstreams.
Robert Mudge – Executive Director of Regulation – firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert has been working for ICAS since 2009, initially as Director of Investigations, and now as Executive Director, with oversight of all our regulatory functions. He is a solicitor with a background in commercial litigation.
Charlotte Barbour – Director of Regulatory Authorisations – email@example.com
Charlotte has worked in ICAS for a number of years in a number of different positions, including a previous spell in regulation, and the last 9 years in tax. Charlotte is both a CA and a CTA.
Lesley Byrne – Director of Regulatory Monitoring – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley is a CA and joined ICAS as the director of monitoring in 2004 and set up the Audit Monitoring unit, having previously been a JMU, ICAEW and CAI Senior Inspector. In 2019 Lesley left ICAS to be a Global Director of Quality for a mid-tier network, but then returned to ICAS in late 2022.
Laura Spowart – Director of Investigations – email@example.com
Laura is a Chartered Accountant with a background in general practice and audit. She joined ICAS in 2011 as the Senior Forensic Accountant within the Investigations Team before more recently taking on the role of Director of Investigations in 2022 .
Regulatory queries can be directed through our general enquiry inboxes:
firstname.lastname@example.org – for anything arising in relation to an ICAS monitoring visit.
email@example.com – for queries relating to any of the regulatory licences issued by ICAS,.
firstname.lastname@example.org – for all matters relating to complaints or ongoing investigations, as well as ethical or AML queries.