What we do

We administer compulsory company liquidations and personal bankruptcies and deal with misconduct through investigation of companies and enforcement. We also make redundancy payments.

the Insolvency Service is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Read more about what we do

Our management

  • Sarah Albon

    Sarah Albon

    Inspector General and Chief Executive, the Insolvency Service

  • Graham Horne

    Deputy Chief Executive and Operations Director, the Insolvency Service

  • Chris Pleass

    Finance and Commercial Director, the Insolvency Service

  • Rachael Etebar

    People and Capability Director, the Insolvency Service

  • Anne Willcocks

    External Affairs Director, the Insolvency Service

Contact the Insolvency Service

Insolvency enquiry line

For information about the insolvency process contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line during office hours (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday)

Redundancy payments enquiry line

For enquiries about redundancy payments (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Redundancy payment claims

Redundancy Payments Service
PO Box 16685

B2 2LX

If you are sending in a claim form or any correspondence, please send to the address below, quoting your name and National Insurance Number or Claim Reference Number.

Head office address

4 Abbey Orchard Street


Investigations and Enforcement Services

Intelligence Hub
The Insolvency Service
3rd Floor Cannon House

18 Priory Queensway
B4 6FD

Investigations and Enforcement Services carries out a range of activities aimed at supporting fair and open markets and, where necessary, taking steps to safeguard those markets from companies and individuals whose conduct is not conducive to the public interest. We undertake enforcement activities under the powers available in the Insolvency Acts 1986 and 2000, the Companies Acts 1985 and 2006 and the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986

Estate Accounts and Insolvency Practitioner Services (EAIPS)

The Insolvency Service
Cannon House
18 Priory Queensway
B4 6FD

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
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Freedom of Information requests

Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act Compliance Manager
Third Floor
1 City Walk

LS11 9DA

Corporate information

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