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Joint Insolvency Committee

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, Statements of Insolvency Practice and Insolvency Guidance Papers. JIC also comments on legislation. 

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.

The JIC meeting dates for 2018 are:

  • 8 March 2018
  • 20 June 2018
  • 19 September 2018
  • 6 December 2018

In the past the JIC has issued annual reports and newsletters. The last newsletter was published in 2013,