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FRC issues revised International Standard for the auditor's responsibilities relating to fraud

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27 May 2021

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued a revision of its UK auditing standard on the responsibilities of auditors relating to fraud - 'ISA (UK) 240 (Revised May 2021) - The Auditor's responsibilities Relating to Fraud in an Audit of Financial Statements'.

The revisions to the standard are designed to provide increased clarity as to the auditor's obligations.  They include enhancements to the requirements for the identification and assessment of risk of material misstatement due to fraud and the procedures to respond to those risks.
 
The revised UK standard is effective for audits of periods beginning on or after 15 December 2021 with early adoption permitted.

A press release, the revised standard and the feedback statement on the consultation are available at FRC website.

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