This year's programme provides practical insights and updates from leading speakers on the developments and key issues for smaller practices within the profession including: regulation, the latest legal updates, best practice, and the wider economy. More details coming soon…
Confirmed highlights include:
Insolvency Service update
Dean Beale, CEO of the Insolvency Service, will talk about the latest developments in regulation, insolvency policy and the agency’s Five-Year Strategy.
HMRC and Insolvency Practitioners – our journey to the future
HMRC has a vision that by 2030, paying tax and customs – and being compliant from the outset – will be simple and frictionless for everyone. There’s lots to do in 7 years to make that vision a reality; the need to improve HMRC’s digital tools is at the top of the list.
HMRC are embarking on an ambitious programme of digitalisation.
Best practice and beyond: insights into insolvency regulatory compliance with the ICAEW and IPA
Regulatory round up from the IPA and ICAEW monitoring teams on what you need to know to avoid regulatory pitfalls.
The Role of the Bank of England & the UK Economic Outlook
Graeme will explain how the Bank seeks to maintain monetary and financial stability, focussing on the Bank's latest economic forecast and how that relates to the interest rate decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee.
Supporting your mental health
We know that good work is good for our mental health, but challenges with mental health are very common and often linked to stressful working practices. In this session, Louise Newby will explain the signs and symptoms of some common mental health conditions to help individuals spot warning signs in themselves and others. She'll also explore some strategies that can be used in the workplace to support mental health before it develops into something that prevents people thriving at work.
R3 technical update
A briefing on the key issues R3’s technical team has been working on for members so far this year, together with some key reminders.
Legal case reviews
Topical legal updates and what they mean for insolvency and restructuring professionals.
The state of the economy
With business under pressure from all directions - high inflation, increasing interest rates, a fragile global economy – an update on trends and the economic outlook.
This is NOT your annual AML training, or a routine update on red flags. Bill has raided Compliance On Call’s back catalogue for some of the practical AML issues that they have seen, providing commentary on the main problems and how they were addressed. Bill cannot help including the odd statutory reference, but the main focus will be on how to deal with real-world AML headaches.
Redundancy Payments Service update for IPs on assessing directors claims as employees for redundancy payments
This workshop will explore the Redundancy Payments Services’ approach to ensuring that it is only directors who hold employee status that can claim from the National Insurance Fund for redundancy and related payments in the event their employer enters a formal insolvency process. The workshop will look at the volume of director claims RPS receives and will help you understand the approach taken when assessing these claims. We will also be looking at some of the challenges to this approach and outcomes from recent employment tribunals.
An insight into conducting investigations and navigating Russian sanctions from a forensic accounting and insolvency perspective
Nicholas and Allister discuss the recent case of Petropavlovsk PLC (in administration). Including a summary of forensic accounting and the benefits of utilising forensics with insolvency matters, and an insight into some of the challenges faced by the insolvency and restructuring professionals in administering Russian assets and adhering to the relevant sanctions regimes.