Policy and Cases committee

The role of the policy and cases committee

The main function of the policy and cases committee is to provide the Accountant in Bankruptcy with advice on challenging cases and policy issues which may:

  • Be complex
  • Be potentially high profile
  • Have a reputational risk
  • Require consideration for a change to legislation
  • Have a public interest where pursuit would be at public expense not recoverable from anticipated case income
  • Set a case precedent

The committee is a sub-committee of the advisory board and has no authority in its own right over any policy or cases issues. 

It will provide advice to the Accountant in Bankruptcy and it is for the Agency to decide if it accepts this advice.

Advice given by the committee will not constitute legal advice. If legal advice is required, it will be provided through the Scottish Government's legal department or one of AiB's legal agents.

Terms of reference

Minutes - Meeting held on 27 September 2017