Useful Websites from the World of Insolvency
(Or it’s not what you know but who you know!)
The worldwide web allows us all to find out what we need to know and quickly become experts in a narrow field, but to find the information and knowledge we need to know where to look.
Here are a number of useful websites for you to turn to when researching the world of insolvency.
The Insolvency Service website is a good place to start to find out about insolvency procedures, the rules, and regulations, how to find an IP, and how to complain. You can also search for disqualified directors, and individuals subject to IVAs and bankruptcy.
The Prepack Pool is the only site to go to if you are buying a business through a prepack, especially if you are the existing owner and are ‘phoenixing’ the business. It will advise you what documentation you need to produce and why.
The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) is one of the IPs regulators, and is the best place to research current best practice, the rules, and regulations of how IPs work
The Excellent IP is the IPs online training resource
Companies House is a good source of free information on companies registered in England & Wales
The Gazette website has the statutory advertising for failed companies and individuals.
R3 is the UK’s professional trade association for IPs, not to be confused with the regulators website (IPA) and is a good source of information and finding an IP in the UK (Always happy to recommend)
INSOL is the international trade organisation for IPs, and is a good source of information and finding an IP in different jurisdiction (Always happy to recommend)
INSOL Europe is the international trade organisation for IPs in Europe and is a good source of information and finding an IP in different jurisdiction (Always happy to recommend)
The Debt Advice Foundation is my choice for personal debt advice information, all profits are ploughed into debt education in schools
I like the Debt Camel website and is useful to hear the views of an activist debt advisor
This list is not exhaustive, and I will add to it when I come across other useful sites in the world of insolvency