Welcome to the Audit and Assurance Services Group web site area.
In April 2012, the Research Councils' Internal Audit Service (RCIAS) merged with the RCUK Assurance Programme to form the Audit and Assurance Services Group (AASG).
The Research Councils' Internal Audit Service (RCIAS) was formed in 1992 from the separate Internal Audit units previously within each Research Council. We have a principal responsibility to each Councils' Chief Executive in helping them meet their responsibilities and accountabilities to Parliament.
To achieve this we undertake an annual programme of work within each Council which is agreed by respective Chief Executives and their Audit Committees.
Working to standards set by HM Treasury, the annual programmes include a range of services to help managers meet their objectives and maintain adequate control over resources.
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