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Research and insight

The Chartered IIA's research and insight explores the ways internal audit protects and adds value to the modern organisation.

The publications on these pages are aimed at those leading internal audit functions, board members who rely on assurance from internal audit, and policy-makers.


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Corporate governance reform discussion paper 

The Chartered IIA’s discussion paper on corporate governance reform in the UK and the update of the UK Corporate Governance Code provides eleven policy proposals for members to comment on. 

Read more about the discussion document


Risk in Focus

In 2016, IFACI, IIA Italy and IIA Spain published ‘Hot Topics for Internal Audit 2017’. This year, a wider group of European Institutes of Internal Auditors have taken a more ambitious approach, interviewing Chief Audit Executives from major organisations in six European countries – France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK – to home in on key themes requiring the attention of internal audit to mitigate risk and protect and add value in their organisations.

Read more about Risk in Focus


The financial services code review

We recently completed a review of our financial services code, to ensure that it is up to date and fit for purpose.

Read the updated code

Read more about the review


Data analytics: Is it time to take the first step?

Data analytics in internal audit is becoming more prevalent. For some, it is no longer a question of when to implement it in their methodologies, but how. This report is intended to help you assess what is required to establish data analytics in your practice and what benefits might be derived.

Read the research report


Cyber security

Cyber security has grown to become a key business risk. Forthcoming EU legislation – 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

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