The Insolvency Service

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What The Insolvency Service does

We are a Government agency that helps to deliver economic confidence by supporting those in financial distress, tackling financial wrongdoing and maximising returns to creditors.

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

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Our management

Chief Executive Officer, The Insolvency Service
Chief Operating Officer
Finance and Commercial Director, the Insolvency Service
People and Capability Director, the Insolvency Service

Contact the Insolvency Service

Insolvency enquiry line

Our call centres are closed during the coronavirus pandemic

You can still contact us by using the contact form

For information about the insolvency process contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line. Open 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 1pm on 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’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

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Contact about claims for redundancy, loss of notice pay, holiday pay, arrears of wages, protective award payments and lost pension contributions.

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

Investigations and Enforcement Services

Intelligence Hub
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The Insolvency Service Investigations and Enforcement Services (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/insolvency-service-investigations-and-enforcement-what-we-do-our-outcomes-and-complaints) are responsible for investigating serious financial misconduct in companies and individuals who are subject to bankruptcy or debt relief orders.
Our independent Legal Services Directorate (https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/insolvency-service-legal-services-directorate) is the lead enforcement agency for insolvency related fraud and associated corporate misconduct.

Head office address

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Telephone:

020 7637 1110

Estate Accounts and Scanning

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Press Office

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Media Manager

0303 003 1743

This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.

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

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Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act team

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