A waste disposal company has breached tax regulations, environmental regulations and health safety regulations. The company auditors have been approached by the tax authorities, the government body supervising the award of licences to such companies and a trade union representative. All of them have asked the auditors to provide them with information about the company. The auditors have also been approached by the police who are investigating a suspected fraud perpetrated by the managing director of the company and they wish to ask the auditor certain questions about the company.
Describe how the auditors should respond to these types of request.