Paul Davis, President

IPA Insolvency Practitioner newsletter, February 2024

Dear members,

Congratulations to all our Student members who successfully passed the CPI exam. This is an exciting time for your career as you draw closer to becoming an Insolvency Practitioner. Now that you are eligible, you may wish to upgrade your membership to Affiliate or Ordinary membership of the IPA if not already.

Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t pass on this occasion. I would strongly encourage you to think about continuing your studies and resit the exam when you feel ready – the next sitting of the CPI/CPPI England & Wales and Scotland exams takes place on 7 June 2024, and registration is now open.

IPA members are also able to get involved with question setting for our exams – please email if you are interested.

We also currently have opportunities for IPA members to get involved with IPA committees. We have a wide range of committees addressing different topics, and at this time of regulatory change their work will provide essential input to our work with the Insolvency Service and other RPBs towards reform. If you are interested, please get in touch with us at

As you may be aware, the IPA are once again celebrating excellence in the profession with our annual IPA Awards, taking place on 5th March. 2023 was a challenging year for the profession and once again we have some very worthy nominees. Do come along to support the nominees and celebrate with the winners on the evening, as well as help support our new Charity of the Year, Feeding Britain, through money raised through ticket and table sales. I hope to see you there!

Later in March, I’ll be hosting my penultimate event as IPA President, our first Roadshow of 2024 in Wales. Join me in Cardiff, if it’s in easy reach, at the Marriott Hotel on 14th March to hear first-hand about the sector’s most pressing matters such as changes to company law, the cessation of tax clearance in MVLs and the outlook for the economy and the regulatory landscape, from the Insolvency Service, the Bank of England, Companies House, HMRC and many more. 

Best wishes,

Paul Davis