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Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB)

About AiB

Who we are

AiB is a Scottish Government executive agency that helps deliver options for those seeking debt management and debt relief in Scotland.

If you live in England or Wales, please visit the Insolvency Service website.

What we do

AiB is responsible for the:

  • administration of the Debt Arrangement Scheme, personal insolvency, and recording of corporate insolvencies in Scotland
  • development of policy for personal insolvency, Debt Arrangement Scheme and diligence in Scotland
  • supervision of the bankruptcy process

How are we managed

The role of The Accountant in Bankruptcy and Agency Chief Executive is held by Dr Richard Dennis. 

He is accountable to Scottish Ministers for the Agency's operation and performance.  Dr Dennis is supported in the strategic direction by the Advisory Board who assist and advise on:

  • business priorities
  • performance
  • budget
  • risk


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