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4 May 2021 — News story
Hundreds of thousands of people struggling with debt problems will be supported through a new debt respite scheme that launched today (4 May 2021).
3 May 2021 — News story
A new Chair and three new non-executive board members have been appointed to the Insolvency Service Board, providing strategic leadership to the agency.
12 May 2021 — Press release
New legislation to target company directors who dissolve their businesses and leave staff or taxpayers out of pocket.
11 May 2021 — News story
The IVA Standing Committee has published a new version of the IVA protocol, providing updated regulatory standards to insolvency practitioners, creditors and debt advice sector.
24 March 2021 — News story
As a result of government instructions to stay at home we have changed the way we deliver our services.
10 May 2021 — Press release
The government will legislate to increase the number of people eligible for Debt Relief orders, helping more people to get out of problem debt.
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