Joint Insolvency Committee

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The Joint Insolvency Committee (JIC) develops, improves and maintains insolvency standards from a regulatory, ethical and best practice perspective.

JIC promotes consistency across the profession. It acts as a forum for the discussion of insolvency issues and standard setting. It has responsibility for the development and revision of the Code of Ethics applicable to insolvency practitioners (Code of Ethics), Statements of Insolvency Practice and Insolvency Guidance Papers. JIC also comments on legislation.

Read the JIC’s rules.

The committee is made up of representatives from each of the five recognised professional bodies (RPB), each supported by a staff member from the body, five lay members and representatives from the Insolvency Service and the Insolvency Service, Northern Ireland.

JIC members:

Body

Status

Association of British Insurers

Lay member

British Property Federation

Lay member

Chartered Accountants Ireland

RPB

HM Revenue and Customs

Lay member

Insolvency Practitioners Association

RPB

Chartered Institute of Credit Management

Lay member

Stepchange Debt Charity

Lay member

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

RPB

The Insolvency Service

Oversight body

The Insolvency Service, Northern Ireland

Oversight body

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

RPB

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

RPB

The representative of the British Property Federation is the current chair of the JIC. Secretariat support to the committee is provided by ICAEW.

R3 and the Law Society of Scotland attend JIC as observers. Other observers may attend by arrangement.

The committee meets at least four times a year. Between meetings, the business of the committee may be progressed by sub-groups.

When the JIC reviews a Statement of Insolvency Practice a working group will be set up which will typically comprise a mix of JIC members and other specialists in the subject being discussed. Any revised Statement of Insolvency Practice produced by the working group will usually be subject to a full public consultation with comment invited from the insolvency profession and others interested in the insolvency regime.

JIC meeting dates for 2018 are:

  • 8 March
  • 20 June
  • 19 September
  • 6 December

Topics

  • Committees and boards
  • Insolvency

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