Amendments to Bankruptcy and DAS regulations

Important changes come in to force on 6 February 2023 following the Scottish Parliament’s approval of the Bankruptcy and Debt Arrangement Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2023.

These changes include:

  • Improved access to Minimal Asset Process bankruptcy through the removal of the minimum level of debt required.
  • Further action to widen the availability of application fee exemption for bankruptcy including the complete removal of fees for those applying under the Minimal Asset Process.
  • More flexible arrangements for payment breaks within the Debt Arrangement Scheme due to issues arising from increased living costs.
  • An increase in the deposit that must be paid by creditors where Accountant in Bankruptcy is nominated as trustee in bankruptcy following a court petition.

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