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The Chartered IIA represents members' views with policy-makers, regulators, business leaders and the media. Our aim is to promote the role and value of the profession, to ensure that internal auditors operate in a favourable environment, and that they are recognised as essential to organisational success.

Our policy work helps us in this regard. We conduct research into the issues that internal auditors are dealing with at the moment, as well as forward-looking research which helps practitioners to deal with new issues such as auditing culture and integrated reporting.

In our publications section you will find our latest policy publications, position papers and consultation responses to help internal auditors and their stakeholders, particularly boards and audit committees, engage more effectively with the profession.

All content is now organised by theme and sector, making it easier for you to access the content you need. Currently, we have dedicated sections for banking and financial services and the public sector. We aim to expand this as our sector strategy is eventually rolled out to all sectors. Similarly, our policy work is also grouped by theme. Currently our themes include culture and ethics, non-financial reporting, outsourcing and whistleblowing.

Cyber Security

Cyber security has grown to become a key business risk. Forthcoming EU regulations – the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – will place significant new obligations on UK organisations in this area.

Read our board briefing

2016 annual governance and risk survey results

We have published the results of the 2016 survey completed by HIAs.

The survey results

Reviewing our financial services code

We are currently reviewing our 2013 financial services code, to ensure that it is up to date and fit for purpose.

Read more about the review


Following the result of the EU referendum, internal auditors have an important strategic role to play in helping organisations to react to the uncertainties, risks and opportunities created.

Read our response to the result of the EU referendum

View the results of our post-referendum survey of heads of internal audit

Find all our Brexit-related content in our Brexit hub

Culture – embedding and assurance

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This report looks at how boards and audit committees can make the best use of internal audit as they develop their thinking around how to improve ethical conduct for the benefit of customers, employees, all other stakeholders and for business itself. This paper was produced as the result of our involvement in the Financial Reporting Council's culture coalition project.

Read the report

Read the board briefing 

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