Sharing information outside of HMRC: disclosure in insolvency cases: enquiries from the Official Receiver
The Official Receiver is the name given to officials at the Insolvency Service (an Executive Agency of BIS), who act in various capacities in relation to insolvent individuals and companies.
Where the Official Receiver is acting in relation to a company he will be the liquidator of that company and so entitled to information as described for liquidators above.
Where the Official Receiver is acting in relation to an individual he will generally be acting as a trustee in bankruptcy and so entitled to information as described for trustees in bankruptcy (IDG40650).
It is important to note that the Official Receiver, or other Insolvency Service staff, can act in a wide variety of capacities. Before any information is provided to the Insolvency Service it will be important to establish what capacity the individual is acting in and whether they are entitled to the information. See also IDG50840.
For further guidance contact your Data Guardian.