Guidance

Insolvent Company Investigations

This guide refers to investigations by the Insolvency Service into companies that have entered into formal insolvency proceedings – which means administration, administrative receivership, voluntary and compulsory liquidation – in England, Wales and Scotland.

Documents

Insolvent company investigations: what we do

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Insolvent company investigations: what we do

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This publication provides general information only. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, but it is not a full and authoritative statement of the law and you should not rely on it as such. The Insolvency Service cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions as a result of negligence or otherwise.

Insolvency enquiry line

For information about the insolvency process contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line during office hours. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday except Wednesday 10am to 5pm. 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.

Published 8 October 2014
Last updated 31 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated information on investigators within the attached document
  2. Updated to reflect 1 October legislative changes
  3. First published.