Court claims, debt and bankruptcy


  1. Make a court claim for money

    How to take legal action if someone owes you money (small claims court), how much it costs, what happens next. Includes information from withdrawn guidance EX302, EX304, EX306, EX321, EX325 and EX350.

  2. Search the bankruptcy and insolvency register

    Search the Individual Insolvency Register for details about bankruptcy orders, Debt Relief Orders, Individual Voluntary Arrangements, and restrictions orders and undertakings

  3. Make a money claim online

    Make a claim against someone who owes you money or manage an existing claim: small claims court.

  4. Applying to become bankrupt

    How to apply for bankruptcy: how long it lasts, bankruptcy restrictions, what happens to your home and assets when you're bankrupt

  5. County court judgments for debt

    What to do if you receive a county court judgment (CCJ) - how to get it set aside or change what you pay, what happens if you do not pay, how to search the register. Includes information from the withdrawn EX320 and EX326 guidance.

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News and communications

  1. Insolvency Service grants 250,000 Debt Relief Order
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms: call for evidence
  2. Tax abuse and insolvency
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