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Insolvency Service chair honoured with OBE

The chair of the Insolvency Service’s board, David Ereira, has been recognised in the new year’s honours list with an OBE. Read full story

Payday lender to provide £20m in redress

Payday lender Cash Genie will provide £20m in redress to more than 92,000 customers, after the regulator discovered failures in its debt collection and communication practices. Read full story

FCA appoints director of supervision for authorisations

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced the appointment of Jonathan Davidson as its new director of supervision – retail and authorisations. Read full story

Councils step up bankruptcy orders amid “unsustainable” tax debts

More local authorities are being forced to step up bankruptcy actions against individuals, as council tax debts reach an “unsustainable level” of £2.5bn. Read full story

R3 names new president

Insolvency trade body R3 has announced Phillip Sykes, head of Baker Tilly’s London restructuring practice, as its new president. Read full story

The I&R Awards 2015: Why we’ve changed the name

The insolvency profession’s most prestigious awards scheme has undergone a name change – to The I&R Awards 2015: Championing best practice in Restructuring, Recoveries and Rescue. Read full story

Pension pinching directors banned for 28 years

A trio of directors who raided their client pension funds have been banned from acting as company directors for a collective total of 28 years. Read full story

Profile: John Alexander

John Brazier talks to John Alexander on retirement, fake jewel heists, and rewriting the rulebooks. Read full story

Two football stars declared bankrupt

Two former Premier League football stars have been declared bankrupt. Read full story

Care home director banned for seven years

The director of several Lancashire-based care home operating companies has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven years. Read full story

Frampton takes over as R3 president

Giles Frampton has begun his term as president of insolvency trade body R3. Read full story

Hotelier banned for accounting failures

A Torquay hotelier and company director has been disqualified from acting as a company director for six years for failing to maintain “proper books and records”. Read full story

Co-op boss Sutherland resigns

Co-operative Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has resigned, claiming the mutual is “ungovernable”. Read full story

Director trio banned for 24 years

Three directors of a betting investment and information company have been disqualified from acting as directors for a total of 24 years. Read full story

Disqualified director handed jail sentence

A director already serving a disqualification has been jailed for 16 months after continuing to act as a director under his brother’s name. Read full story

Director disqualified for breaching existing ban

For acting in breach of an existing seven year ban, Shaun Bright has been disqualified for 11 years. Read full story

Two more directors disqualified

The directors of two unrelated companies have been banned from acting as company directors for failing to maintain adequate accounting records. Read full story

Obituary: Jeremy Bowden

Jeremy Bowden, a Birmingham-based insolvency practitioner, has passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. Read full story

IPA appoints new deputy vice-president

Insolvency membership body and regulator The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has announced the appointment of Maureen Leslie as its next deputy vice-president. Read full story

Banned director jailed for 13 months

A director who used a series of different names and ignored four counts of disqualification has been jailed for 13 months by Manchester Crown Court. Read full story