The Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board
(AADB) has issued guidelines for prosecution decisions under the
Accountancy Scheme, which covers all members of professional UK
accountancy bodies.

The AADB said the guidance
has been designed to ensure that a case that meets evidential
requirements should be the subject of a disciplinary hearing unless
it is clearly not in the public interest.

“This guidance is being issued by the board with
the intention of providing further transparency in the AADB’s
processes and promoting consistency in the decision-making,” said
AADB chairman Timothy Walker.

The AADB disciplinary guidelines are not intended
to be prescriptive.