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The Insolvency Service

Gov UK Move

Over the coming days, our website will transition to GOV.UK.

Fourth quarter 2010 insolvency statistics

The latest quarterly personal and corporate statistics are released – these are for the 1st Quarter of 2014

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The EU Commission has adopted a recommendation on common principles for business rescue and insolvency

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Investigations Hotline

The Hotline is

A contact point where you can report possible misconduct to the Insolvency Service.

Please click here to obtain further details.

We welcome information about

Companies, the re-use of prohibited names, directors, disqualified directors, undischarged bankrupts, those subject to debt relief orders and individuals subject to restrictions.

Office Move

Insolvency Service Office Moves

Our offices in Medway and Canterbury are merging and relocating. The present Medway office closed on Friday 6 December and the Canterbury office and LTADT based at Canterbury close on Friday 13 December. 

More information can be found here

Bankruptcy and other options

Bankruptcy and other options

  • For information about the bankruptcy process contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line during office hours (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
  • Call 0845 602 9848
  • Alternatively visit our Publications section for a range of guides and information on personal and corporate insolvency, redundancy, bankruptcy restrictions and director disqualification.


Insolvency forms

Find the insolvency forms you need. Visit our forms page for a list of the insolvency forms that are available online

Find and Insolvency Practitioner

Freedom of Information 

Access to published information through our approved publication scheme.   

National Insolvency Statistics

National insolvency statistics

Official statistics showing numbers of corporate and individual insolvencies in England & Wales.