Policy and research

Our Policy and Research section explores the various ways internal audit protects and adds value to a modern organisation.

The publications in this section are aimed at those leading internal audit functions, board members who rely on assurance from internal audit, and policymakers.

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Risk in Focus

Risk in Focus helps Chief Audit Executives to understand how their peers view today’s risk landscape as they prepare their forthcoming audit plans for 2021.

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Internal Audit in Lockdown

Read our Internal Audit in Lockdown report and explore the circumstances leading up to its creation.

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Climate Change | Survey

Are you a Head of Internal Audit?

If so, please spare five minutes to tell us about the work of your team with regards to climate change.

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Position paper: Audit regulator reforms

A call for reform as part of our response to the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council led by Sir John Kingman.

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Stepping up: reassessing the impact and implementation of the Financial services Code

A 2020 re-examination of the Financial Services Code that draws on the results of a second survey of CIAs in the financial services sector.

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Internal Audit Code of Practice

Download your copy of the newly released Internal Audit Code of Practice.

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Research reports

Unlock detailed insights and data on key issues affecting the internal audit and beyond.

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​Position papers

Get to know our stance on pertinent topics and subject areas of relevance to the profession.

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Codes of practice

Understand our standards of practice in internal audit and the causes we work hard to champion.

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Consultation responses

Explore our views to public debates on internal audit-related issues. We respond to public consultations where they directly or indirectly affect the interests of the profession, or where we have views that are of value to the debate.

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Press releases

Read our media statements in reference to new developments, services and legislative changes.

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Press mentions

As an Institute, we’re in constant contact with journalists, reporters and press teams, spreading word of the work we do. See where our publications can be picked up.

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Contact us

We offer opinion and comment on a range of issues relating to internal audit, principally in the areas of risk management, internal control and corporate governance.

Gavin Hayes
Head of Policy & External Affairs
020 7340 9940 / 07900 195591

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