Consultation outcome

Continuity of supply of essential services to insolvent businesses

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Government has considered these issues that have been raised in the consultation responses and Government officials have met with a number of stakeholders to discuss how best to address these concerns.

The Government’s response can be found at www.parliament.uk by way of a Written Ministerial Statement.

Read the ministerial statement

Draft Insolvency (Protection of Essential Supplies) Order 2015

Feedback received

Continuity of supply of essential services to insolvent businesses: summary of public responses

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Detail of feedback received

Most respondents expressed their support for the broad objectives of the proposals, with some commenting on how they considered the safeguards could be strengthened.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation to seek views on the exercise of powers to ensure continuity of utility and IT services to insolvent businesses

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Consultation description

Powers taken in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 enable the Government to build upon existing legislative provisions contained within the Insolvency Act 1986 relating to the protection of supply of essential utility services for insolvent businesses.

This consultation seeks views on the exercise of those powers, with a view to ensuring insolvency practitioners are more effectively able to rescue viable businesses.

Documents

Continuity of supply consultation July 2014

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Annex B - Protection of Essential Supplies Order 2014 (consultation version)

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Annex C - Impact Assessment

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Impact Assessment: Continuity of essential supplies to insolvent businesses

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Published 8 July 2014
Last updated 27 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Continuity of essential supplies to insolvent businesses impact assessment added
  2. Draft legislation added to outcome section
  3. Summary of public responses have been published
  4. First published.