Insolvency Live! 2021: catch up on content

For the second year running the Insolvency Service’s annual stakeholder event Insolvency Live! was held online and attracted hundreds of people from across the insolvency and debt sectors, as well as the agency’s partners from other government departments.

Ranuka Jagpal, the Insolvency Service’s Chief Digital Information Officer, opened the event before introducing Chief Executive, Dean Beale, who gave an overview of how the agency continued to deliver our services during the pandemic. Dean Beale then gave his outlook for the coming year and spoke about the agency’s new five-year strategy, which sets out how the Insolvency Service will develop its services over the next 5 years to strengthen the UK’s insolvency regime and contribute to the UK being the best place in the world to start and grow a business.

Dean Beale was followed by Professor Joseph Spooner from the London School of Economics. Professor Spooner provided a timely and insightful presentation on the benefits and challenges of insolvency reform as the Insolvency Service embarks on a review of the personal insolvency framework.

In session two, guests were able to choose from presentations looking at how Breathing Space has been received over the past six months and the agency’s new Director Education project.

In session three, colleagues from HMRC outlined how they will be approaching business restructuring as the Government moves into pandemic recovery. The Insolvency Service’s Customer Service Team also presented on how the agency will be taking steps to ensure the agency puts customers, stakeholders and delivery partners at the heart of everything the agency does.

The agency’s Statistics team provided a briefing on the latest insolvency statistics in session four, which was then followed by a Q&A session with the members from the Executive Leadership Team.

If you were unable to attend on the day you can now catch up on content using the links below:

Session 1 CEO’s outlook and Professor Joseph Spooner

Session 2a Breathing Space 6 months on

Session 2b Director Education Project

Session 3a Customer Focus

Session 3b HMRC Support to businesses Covid-19

Session 4 Insolvency Statistics and Leadership Q&A