February 2014

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill

The Society submitted stage 2 amendments to the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill, namely to remove reference to "interim recall" in the Bill and to reduce the proposed debtor contribution order period from 48 to 36 months. The Society also submitted an amendment to ensure automatic discharge is retained in Scottish bankruptcy legislation, as we are concerned that a failure to do so could result in debtors being sequestrated in perpetuity. These amendments were subsequently lodged and discussed at stage 2. The Society will continue to engage with the Scottish Government and MSPs throughout the passage of this Bill.

Full details on the Bill and the Society's comments can be found here.