In light of the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have implemented measures to ensure business continuity for us and our stakeholders.
As the situation evolves, we will continue to update this page with on-going information including any changes to the service we provide and wider sector changes as a result of the outbreak.
Please follow us at @AiB_updates on Twitter.
AiB contact information
Due to current coronavirus guidance, the Accountant in Bankruptcy’s office remains closed until further notice. However, we are continuing to deliver our full range of services while staff continue to work from home.
Please visit our Contacting AiB section where you will find relevant telephone numbers and email addresses for our operational teams.
Please be aware that our staff are working within their home and there may be some background noise during the call. We apologies for the inconvenience that this may cause.
Alternatively, you can continue to contact us via e-mail or our shared systems.
Press and ministerial releases
7 April 2020 - AiB news release on Coronavirus (Scotland) Act
11 May 2020 - AiB news release - Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill
As a result of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill, the moratorium process has changed for a limited period of time.
Key changes include the period of relief now lasting for 6 months and the restriction of one per year being lifted.
For further details see the recently published:
Debt Arrangement Scheme
- DAS client User Guide for eDEN
- Quick guide - Accessing eDEN
- Quick guide - Setting up payments on eDEN where AiB is payment distributor
- Quick guide - change in circumstances - payment break application
DAS Money Adviser
Corporate insolvency cases
As a temporary measure AiB can accept forms by email for corporate insolvency cases. These should be sent to IRT@aib.gov.uk. Please note that there may be a delay in the information appearing on the Register of Insolvencies.
Production and publication of Scottish insolvency and Diligence Statistics
The production and publication of the following Scottish Insolvency Statistics and Scottish Diligence Statistics reports will be temporarily suspended until further notice:
a) Scottish Insolvency Statistics: January to March 2020 (2019-20 Quarter 4)
Original publication date: 22 April 2020
b) Scottish Insolvency Statistics: April to May 2020 (2020-21 Quarter 1)
Original publication date: 22 July 2020
c) Scottish Diligence Statistics 2019-20
Original publication date: July 2020 (Exact date was not announced).
This action is necessary due to an urgent shift of resource to help manage immediate issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.
We will continue to produce regular statistics and will make these available when produced. However, please note that these are not official statistics, and therefore should only be used as a guide.
If you require further information about the statistics, please contact Ken.O'Neill@aib.gov.uk.