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12 September 2023 — News story
Wilko went into administration on 10 August 2023. This page provides information on how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor.
4 October 2023 — News story
Richard Howson, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Carillion Plc until 10 July 2017, has been disqualified as a director for 8 years.
21 March 2023 — Blog post
An overview of the different solutions available for managing financial difficulties here.
31 May 2023 — News story
The Insolvency Service has issued a warning to investors and its customers regarding a recent increase in fraudulent activity.
21 November 2023 — Research and analysis
The conference, organised by the Insolvency Service, provides a link between academia, the insolvency sector and policymakers with a platform for insolvency research and technical discussion.
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Insolvency Service helpline
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Please only attend our offices if you have an appointment.For information about the insolvency process contact the Insolvency Service helpline. The helpline is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 3pm on Friday. We can give you information about processes administered or regulated by the Insolvency Service. This includes bankruptcy, debt relief orders and company liquidations.We cannot give you: legal or financial advice, information on specific insolvency cases, information or advice about other government departments or information about redundancy payments. If you are contacting about an existing bankruptcy or compulsory company liquidation case, use our ‘contact an official receiver’ guidance.
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