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Insolvency Live! What happened?

Our inaugural stakeholder event, Insolvency Live! was held on 28 July 2016. Find out how it went.

Around 70 insolvency practitioners, debt advisers, creditor representatives, regulators and others joined senior staff from the Insolvency Service to hear what we are working on, ask questions and share feedback.

Sarah Albon opens Insolvency Live!

Our chief executive Sarah Albon opened the event reviewing the past year and looked ahead to 2016/17 – including the introduction of the new insolvency rules, changes to Official Receiver fees and lessons learned from recent high profile insolvencies. A text version of Sarah’s speech is also available.

Participants then divided into workshop sessions to discuss:

  • moving insolvency online
  • reforming our insolvency regime
  • improving insolvency outcomes

You can read of summary of the key take aways (PDF, 473KB, 4 pages) from the workshops.

An outlook for the economy and insolvency

Our statistician, John Perrett, and economist, David Miller, reviewed economic trends and their link to personal and corporate insolvencies.

Insolvency Live! finished with a question and answer panel chaired by the Insolvency Service chairman, David Ereira OBE. You can see our Storify summary of this session.

We are evaluating the event with the view to running a bigger and better Insolvency Live! next year. If you have any questions about this years event or suggestions for 2017 please email