Contact an official receiver

An official receiver manages at least the first stage of bankruptcies and companies wound up by a court.

For example, they:

  • collect and protect assets for creditors after someone’s been made bankrupt
  • find out the reasons for the insolvency
  • act as trustee or liquidator where no private sector insolvency practitioner is appointed

Contact an official receiver by phone or email.

You cannot get debt advice from an official receiver. For free debt advice contact Citizens Advice or National Debtline.

Scotland and Northern Ireland

In Scotland, contact an insolvency practitioner through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland or the Insolvency Practitioners Association.

In Northern Ireland, search the Insolvency Directory to find contact details of insolvency practitioners.