AiB stakeholder events 2019 now LIVE

Introduction

Each year, AiB hosts a series of free, one-day events across Scotland to engage with stakeholders from across the debt and insolvency sector. The events include seminars, workshops and discussions relevant to the sector with the aim of offering an opportunity for real, meaningful two-way communication with those at the sharp end. 

When and where?

The AiB Annual Stakeholder Events 2019 are: 

Aberdeen
Aberdeen Townhouse

24 April 2019 
(10:45 - 15:30)

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Dundee
Endeavour House

2 May 2019
(10:45 - 15:30)

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Edinburgh
ICAS, Haymarket

7 May 2019
(10:30 - 16:00)

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Glasgow
Atlantic Quay

15 May 2019
(10:00 - 15:30)

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What is the aim of these events?

To engage with you through workshop sessions, seek your feedback on the work we do and our plans for the coming year and discuss how we can work together better.  

Who are the events aimed at?

Anyone interested or involved in debt or money advice services in Scotland. This is of particular value to those in the insolvency profession, those working in financial, legal, credit and advice services, sector regulators, debt help charities, local authorities, local government recovery specialists and other social policy makers.

Workshop topics

Bankruptcy – where next?

An overarching session looking at the review being undertaken this year on the reforms introduced in 2015 through the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014.  We would hope there will be a live consultation on this area running at the time of the workshop, and discussion will centre on the issues covered in that document.

This workshop will focus on the users experience of these reforms including the statutory moratorium period, Minimal Asset Process bankruptcy, mandatory money advice and transfer of some court functions to AiB.  

This sessions will supplement the consultation process running this year.

 

Making the new Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) work for you

Recently commenced regulations, the consultation on future improvements to DAS and a new IT system are intended to encourage more advisers to offer DAS, make it far easier for advisers to develop and deliver payment programmes that work for those coming to them for help and improve creditor returns through increased uptake in the scheme. 

How we can we best make sure it does all that in practice?”

 

Do Protected Trust Deeds (PTDs) still have a place in the bankruptcy system? 

PTDs have attracted much criticism in recent years as of little benefit either to creditors or to many of those taking out proposals.  Yet AiB believes they continue to play an important role, and the ideas consulted on earlier this year aim to both safeguard that role and deal with the main concerns raised about them. 

Hear the first summary of the consultation responses and help shape AiB’s recommendations to Ministers on the way forward.

 

Panel debate

Contributions in bankruptcy – do debtors pay too much or too little?

In light of the recent failure to convince the Parliamentary Committee of the case for adopting the Standard Financial Statement, is it time to rethink one of the fundamental reforms brought in by the 2014 Act.

 

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