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The following services are available:
the Individual Insolvency Register
The register contains details of bankruptcies that are current
or have ended in the last three months; current and individual
voluntary arrangements and current bankruptcy restrictions orders
information or raise a general query on insolvency
us an e-mail at: Insolvency.Enquiryline@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk,
general query online if you need information or have a general query about insolvency
legislation, procedures including the work of official receivers
offices. You may be able to find the answer you require on line or
find enough information to make any subsequent enquiry more
specific. The Insolvency Enquiry Line (IEL) Reference Guide contains
general information covering most topics commonly encountered by the
IEL. This guide can be accessed by clicking
can telephone the Insolvency Enquiry Line between 9am and 5pm
Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) on 0845 602 9848 if you
need further assistance.
The Insolvency Service and Official Receivers cannot provide legal
or financial advice. You should seek this from a Citizens Advice
Bureau, a solicitor, a qualified accountant, an authorised
insolvency practitioner a licensed conveyancer or reputable
financial adviser or advice centre.
The Enforcement Hotline
enables people who have information about defiant directors and
bankrupts to pass it on. The intention is to enforce
disqualification and prevent the public from being exposed to more
instances of corporate misconduct.
You can now find the latest details on which directors have been
disqualified and the reasons for the disqualification using the
disqualified directors search.
an insolvency practitioner
The database contains contact details of licensed insolvency
practitioners. NB: Not all insolvency practitioners are listed as
some have requested not to be included within the database.
an Official Receiver
The database contains contact details of all Official Receivers
in England and Wales.
- Make a
complaint about how your case has been administered
If you believe that things have gone wrong and you are
dissatisfied with the service you have received from us you can
register a complaint on line.
BANCS is an online system which holds records of cases being
dealt with by Insolvency Practitioners. This system is only
available to registered IP's
The Public Interest Unit, also known as the PIU, deals with
'provisional liquidations'. This means a court has given an
order for a company to immediately stop trading and close. Our
role is to make sure any creditors of
that company are identified and the company's assets
are seized to pay money the company owes to its customers and
suppliers because it has been forced to stop trading.