What we do

We are a Government agency that provides services to those affected by financial distress or failure.

the Insolvency Service is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

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Our management

  • Sarah Albon

    Sarah Albon

    Inspector General and Chief Executive, the Insolvency Service

Contact the Insolvency Service

Insolvency enquiry line

For information about the insolvency process contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line during office hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). We can give you general information about: insolvency, what official receivers do and where you can go to get the information or advice you need.

We can give you general information about: insolvency, what official receivers do and where you can go to get the information or advice you need.

We can’t give you: legal or financial advice, information on specific insolvency cases, information or advice on matters directly relating to other government departments.

Redundancy Payments

PO Box 16685
Birmingham
B2 2LX

Contact Redundancy Payments during office hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) about claims for redundancy, pay in lieu of notice, holiday pay, arrears of wages, protective award payments and lost pension contributions.

Claim related documentation should be sent to the address listed above. Make sure you include your name and your claim reference number (starts ‘LN’) or case reference number (starts ‘CN’).

Online Claims Service: https://www.gov.uk/claim-redundancy

Investigations and Enforcement Services

Intelligence Hub
The Insolvency Service
4th, Floor Cannon House

18 Priory Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6FD

The Insolvency Service Investigations and Enforcement Services are responsible for investigating companies and individuals suspected of acting against the public interest.

Head office address

4 Abbey Orchard Street
London

SW1P 2HT

Estate Accounts and Scanning

The Insolvency Service
Estate Accounts and Scanning
PO Box 16652
Birmingham
B2 2HR

Press Office

The Insolvency Service

4 Abbey Orchard Street
London
SW1P 2HT

This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry line on 0300 678 0015.

For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information requests

Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act Compliance Manager
The Insolvency Service
3rd Floor
Cannon House
18 Priory Queensway

Birmingham
B4 6FD

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

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