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The ACCA Rulebook is launched in January of each year. It is important to note that some years there will be a small number of changes, and some years a large number of significant changes.

About the ACCA Rulebook

The Rulebook is a valuable asset to our members and students, and to firms. It contains the bye-laws, regulations and the Code of Ethics and Conduct with which members are required to comply.

The Rulebook includes a number of changes to ACCA's rules and regulations. The Rulebook Commentary provides an overview of the main changes, which come into effect in January 2016. Interim changes have been made to the Membership Regulations, GPRs and Authorisation Regulations. An overview of these interim changes is given in the document ‘Interim Rulebook changes 2016’ in the 'related documents' section on this page.

Members of the Association of Authorised Public Accountants (AAPA) should refer to the Schedule of Applicability to AAPA members in the AAPA memorandum, articles and bye-laws which are located below.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2016

Related documents

  • Rulebook (effective from 1 August 2016)

    PDF 1.95MB
  • Rulebook commentary 2016

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  • AAPA, Articles and Bye-Laws 2015

    PDF 146KB
  • Interim Rulebook changes 2016

    WORD 53KB Administrator,