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
All official receiver offices are currently closed because of coronavirus. You can contact them by email instead.
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.
The Insolvency Service in Northern Ireland is currently closed because of coronavirus.