New FORS Standard coming soon

New FORS Standard coming soon

Details of our new FORS Standard, version 4.0, will be released on 29 September 2016.


The FORS Standard is reviewed and updated on a two-yearly cycle, the current edition (version 3.3) was released in October 2014. Details of version 4.0 will be released on FORS Online on 29 September 2016 and will become effective from 10 November 2016.

The updated FORS Standard has been developed and approved by the FORS Governance and Standard Advisory Group (  New requirements have been introduced that keep the Standard in line with best practice developments.  The document has been simplified to be easier to understand with detailed guidance on each requirement.

Full details of the new Standard and dates of implementation for new and existing members will be released on FORS Online on 29 September.  Audit fees remain unchanged.