13 May 2020
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Joint Insolvency Examination November 2020 – An Update.
With the ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Insolvency Examination Board wishes to provide a further update on its plans for the November 2020 Examination.
After detailed discussions with the ICAEW Secretariat which is responsible for the administration and operational logistics of our examination, it is still our current intention that the examinations should go ahead as scheduled.
The safety and well being of all candidates is paramount, and so we have been assured that all designated examination centres will apply suitable and proper social distancing and other health and safety requirements. The Government guidelines on all relevant aspects will be applied throughout this time.
However, we do recognise that this is a fluid and fast moving time for business. Accordingly, we are this year extending the final date to enter the examination until 30th September 2020.
In addition, we will formally review the position by Friday 18th September at the latest to ensure that it is still safe to proceed. If Government or other guidelines mean we cannot continue, then any candidate who has paid the examination fees before 18th September will automatically be entitled to transfer that application to the 2021 examination without any financial penalty. The same position will apply to a candidate who has entered for the examination and then feels for personal safety or health and welfare reasons that he/she does not want to proceed , again providing an entry has been submitted and fees paid before 18th September.
We trust these proposals are fair and reasonable in all the circumstances and a sensible and proper response to the on going challenging situation.
Chairman. Joint Insolvency Examination Board.