An official receiver manages at least the first stage of bankruptcies and companies wound up by a court.
For example, they:
- collect and protect assets for creditors after someone has been made bankrupt
- find out the reasons for the insolvency
- act as trustee or liquidator where no private sector insolvency practitioner is appointed
You cannot get debt advice from an official receiver. For free debt advice contact National Debtline.
For further information on Contacting an official receiver can be found on GOV.UK.