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16 June 2021 — News story
The Government has extended temporary insolvency measures providing further support to businesses during the pandemic.
29 June 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.
12 May 2021 — Press release
New legislation to target company directors who dissolve their businesses and leave staff or taxpayers out of pocket.
21 July 2021 — News story
The Insolvency Service and the Financial Conduct Agency (FCA) are working together following concerns in the conduct of some debt packagers firms.
14 June 2021 — News story
The Insolvency Service is launching a new academic research and technical conference and we’re inviting interested parties to submit papers.
24 March 2021 — News story
As a result of government instructions to stay at home we have changed the way we deliver our services.
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Contact Form: Insolvency Service helpline
Insolvency Service helpline
0300 678 0015
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.
0330 331 0020
Contact about claims for redundancy, loss of notice pay, holiday pay, arrears of wages, protective award payments and lost pension contributions. The helpline is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 3pmOnline Claims Service: https://www.gov.uk/claim-redundancy
Contact Form: Investigations and Enforcement Services
0300 678 0017
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.
020 7637 1110
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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