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2012

December

18th

BIPA board meeting

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13th

BIPA meet with FSB to explore mutual plans and actions

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November

20th

BIPA meet with HMRC, BIS and an Open Data User Group representative to discuss the VAT register proposal.

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6th

BIPA receive a letter from Treasury Minister regarding the VAT Business Register proposal.

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October

31st

Members of BIPA meet with the British Bankers Association (BBA) and Professor Russel Griggs.

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5th

BIPA provides response to BIS detailed questions relating to the BIPA strategy for Government to create a new Business Register based on company VAT registration.

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September

6th

BIPA meet with both the Federation of Small Business (FSB) and the Forum for Private Business (FPB) to discuss campaigns.

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August

24th

ICM publishes article on BIPA in the September ICM Journal: Credit Management.

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19th

BIPA meets with Companies House and discuss many areas relating to the provision of statutory data e.g. the move to electronic filing.

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3rd

BIPA summits new evidence to BIS to support its VAT Register proposal

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July

17th

BIPA meet and discuss further industry evidence to promote the BIPA strategy for Government to create a new Business Register based on company VAT registration. The aim is to increase Information transparency, reduce the risk inherent in business transactions, deter fraud and facilitate the granting of credit and thereby stimulate UK economic growth.

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June

25th

Specific members of BIPA meet with Prof R Griggs to discuss the Business Taskforce report and advise on how Banks use Credit Bureau information in Business Lending decisions.

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19th

BIPA meets with the British Bankers Association (BBA) to discuss respective strategies and both welcome the opportunity to work together in communicating ideas to both Business and Government.

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May

22nd

BIPA meet and discuss further industry evidence to promote the BIPA strategy for Government to create a new Business Register based on company VAT registration. The aim is to increase Information transparency, reduce the risk inherent in business transactions, deter fraud and facilitate the granting of credit and thereby stimulate UK economic growth.

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April

26th

BIS meets with BIPA to provide an update on the Non Bank Lending Task Force Review, Business Links and various BIS Consultations and Discussion Papers.

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March

21st

Professor Russel Griggs who is engaged as an Independent External Consultant by the British Bankers Association meets with BIPA to discuss his research on SME Bank Lending decisions. Companies House meets with BIPA for an update on Companies House activities and its role within the newly formed Public Data Group.

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February

16th

BIPA releases an evidence document for the Non Bank Lending Task Force Review.

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1st

The Business Information Providers Association (BIPA), an association of the five principal Commercial Credit Reference Agencies in the UK, launches new website.

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January

25th

BIPA attends the Non Bank Lending Task Force - Call for Evidence chaired by Tim Breedon to advise and discuss many topics including Credit Easing, Non-bank Lending Barriers, importance of Statutory data and the Commercial Credit Reference Agencies role in business transactions, business growth and data sharing.

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