Existing firm applications
25 November 2019
Notify us of a cease to hold report
What is this notification for?
We may require you to obtain or deliver an accountant's report to the SRA on reasonable notice if you cease to operate as an authorised body and to hold or operate a client account, or the SRA considers that it is otherwise in the public interest to do so.
Cease to hold requirements are detailed in Rule 12.4 of the SRA Accounts Rules.
Help with your notification
Contact us if you have questions about preparing or submitting a 'cease to hold' report.
How to tell us
You must complete the Accountant Report notification (AR1).
The form is an editable PDF and must be completed electronically. You must save a copy of the form to your computer before you start to fill it in. These forms are not compatible with Mac computers.
What you can expect from us
We will send you an automated reply. Please keep it as proof of delivery.
We may contact you if we have questions about your 'cease to hold' report.
We aim to process all notifications within 30 days.