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In March 2020 the Board commissioned an independent review of ARB’s investigatory procedures. That review recommended changes to ARB’s Investigations and Professional Conduct Committee Rules and supporting guidance.

Changes are now being proposed with the aim of addressing the unduly complex and inconsistent language within the Rules, to modernise ARB’s
approach, and improve the accessibility and transparency of the process. We are now consulting on the proposed changes to understand whether we have achieved those aims and whether any further changes should be made.



What are the next steps?

At the close of the consultation we will analyse and consider the responses received. The Board will be invited to consider the consultation responses before determining whether the proposals (and any further changes following the consultation) should be adopted. It is envisaged that the Board will carry out that consideration in the first quarter of 2022.