Paul Smith, CEO

Hello all.

I would like to start by saying thank you to all those who have participated in helping us form our response to the ongoing Insolvency Service consultation, whether by completing the survey or attending the recent London meeting. I enjoyed meeting those who attended and hearing their views first hand.

To echo Kevin’s comments this month, we are very keen to hear from you during this vital time for the profession. We will soon be in Manchester for the next meeting, and then on to Bristol. Get full meeting details and book your free place here. The member survey can be accessed here if you wish to respond.

There are plenty of updates to note this month, including a reminder to IPs about the limitations of their exclusion from FCA regulation, information from HMRC on the plastic packaging tax, important commentary on AML regulations (regulation 18 risk assessment and Business Owners, Officers and Managers), a note on the forthcoming Board Elections, and more, including an update on 2022’s Annual Conference – I look forward to having the opportunity of meeting you all in-person, I hope, on 28 April.

Best wishes,