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Individual Insolvency Register

The Individual Insolvency Register (IIR) is an amalgamation of the individual insolvency, bankruptcy restrictions and debt relief restrictions registers. The Insolvency Service is required by statute to maintain these registers, keep them up to date and make them available for public inspection.

The IIR contains details of:

  • bankruptcies that are current or have ended in the last 3 months
  • debt relief orders that are current or have ended in the last 3 months
  • current individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) and Fast-Track voluntary arrangements (FTVAs), including those that have ended in the last 3 months
  • current bankruptcy restrictions orders or undertakings (BROs/BRUs) and interim bankruptcy restrictions orders (iBROs)
  • current debt relief restrictions orders or undertakings (DRROs/DRRUs) and interim debt relief restrictions orders (iDRROs).


How to search the register

1. On-line

You can search the database free of charge on-line with just the surname (or even part of the surname) of the individual or by entering a trading name. The search can be of the whole of England and Wales, or the area covered an official receiver’s office.

If you would like to carry out an on-line search click here

Once a search has been completed you will be given the option to print the results.

2. Local official receiver’s office

You can visit your local official receiver’s office Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (except bank holidays). For details of your nearest official receiver’s office, please use this link or call the Insolvency Enquiry Line on 0845 602 9848 Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm (except bank holidays) or email

You will receive a report of any records that match your request. If there is no match for your request you will receive a report stating “no match found”. We will normally respond to your request within 7 working days of receipt.

Please note reports cannot be sent from The Insolvency Service Enquiry Line.

3. By subscription

A subscription service is available to the IIR. If you would like more information about this service, please email Potential subscribers will need to ensure that they have the expertise and the internal systems able to process XML data files.

To see the terms and conditions of use click here (DOC, 103 Kb)  

The annual subscription charge as of 1 February 2013 is £7,449.60 inc VAT.


Where can I find records of company insolvencies and disqualified directors?

You can search for records of company insolvencies and disqualified directors on the Companies House website
Alternatively you can obtain details from:

The Register of Companies
Companies House
Crown Way
Tel: 0303 1234 500


Further Information

For further information about the IIR please view our publication 'Individual insolvency register' (DOC, 2.2 Mb)  or frequently asked questions.

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