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Public policy

We seek to proactively develop insights, engage with policy makers, respond to issues and contribute to debates on the Firm’s role in the economy and our contribution to sustainable growth.  This affects all of the services we deliver, and we welcome a high level of engagement from a wide range of stakeholders including investors, regulators, government and the corporate sector. 

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Competition Commission

Competition Commission
The Competition Commission’s (CC) two-year inquiry into the statutory audit market for large UK companies concluded in October 2013. Deloitte cooperated extensively with the CC and submitted a number of documents during the course of the inquiry.


EC Proposals

EU audit reform
The European Commission (EC) published proposals on changes to audit regulations in November 2011. The EC, European Parliament and Council of Ministers continue to debate the proposals which could bring unprecedented change to the EU audit market. While supportive of measures that enhance audit quality, strengthen the independence of the auditor, and foster competition, we do not support proposals that we believe will put audit quality at risk and result in disruption and cost being imposed on the corporate sector. Learn more…


Our regulatory environment

Our regulatory environment
The scrutiny that we are under from regulators, politicians, investors, companies and other stakeholders is high – and has grown in intensity since the financial crisis. The regulatory regimes in which we operate are increasingly complex and we contribute actively to the debate. Find out about this important area.


Our public interest role

Our public interest role
We are proud of the role we play within the business community and beyond. We contribute to public policy debates and standard setting, and to the growth of UK plc. We know that our business activities affect society in many ways, and that preserving the trust and confidence of all our stakeholders is critical to our sustained success and high reputation.



We understand the complexities of the business and regulatory environments in which organisations operate, and have developed a range of insights to consider emerging trends and issues.

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  • Competition Commission inquiry
    Milestones and Deloitte's submissions to date.
  • Competition Commission’s website
    Statutory audit services market investigation.

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