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Annual Report 2009

Proposed Council Activities during 2010

Our aims for 2010 include the following:

  • Maintain contact with the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Office of Fair Trading, Citizens Advice, the Money Advice Trust and the Bankruptcy Advisory Service;
  • Meet regularly with the Insolvency Service, the Joint Insolvency Committee and the RPBs plus R3 and other bodies as appropriate;
  • Maintain pressure on the government and the insolvency profession to progress recommendations made in previous IPC Annual Reports;
  • Continue to contribute to the work of the IVA Standing Committee and its Management Information sub-Committee;
  • If necessary, continue to follow-up work with the insolvency regulators our recommendations following the two pieces of Complaints Handling research undertaken by Nottingham Trent University;
  • Commission further research as appropriate;
  • Visit Scotland to meet the new Accountant in Bankruptcy;
  • Keep a watching brief on Scottish and Northern Irish insolvency developments;
  • Keep abreast of developments in the accreditation and monitoring of all providers of debt advice and solutions and the work of the Debt Resolution Forum and DEMSA;
  • Attend relevant courses and conferences (supported for by a grant from the Barbican Trustees of Farringdon Insurance Company Limited);
  • Respond to questions posed via the IPC website and telephone;
  • Monitor press reports concerning the insolvency profession.

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