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VIEWPOINT: Rising to the challenge

Charles Turner, newly-elected president of the Insolvency Practitioners Association, explains his plans to make the IPA a more progressive support system for the profession Read full story

Surveyor boss banned for five years

A director who paid himself and his wife, neglecting to pay company taxes or file company returns on time, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for five years. Read full story

Trio of directors banned

Three directors of a data management software company have been disqualified from acting as company directors for a period of four years each. Read full story

Bankrupt given 10 year BRO

A Canterbury man has been handed a 10 year Bankruptcy Restriction Order (BRO) for failing to disclose assets and property transfers. Read full story

Bankrupt given 15 year BRO

A bankrupt has received a 15-year Bankruptcy Restrictions Order (BRO), the maximum possible term, for ripping off mainly elderly customers. Read full story

Kerry Katona declares second bankruptcy

Former Atomic Kitten and reality TV star Kerry Katona has declared bankruptcy for the second time in five years. Read full story

C4's Peep Show actor bankrupt

The actor best known for his role as ‘Super Hans’ in Channel 4’s Peep Show has been declared bankrupt. Read full story

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: Osborne trumpets education spending

The lowest funded local authorities in the UK will receive an increase in ‘per-pupil’ funding, according to proposals set out in today’s Spending Review. Read full story

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: Initial cuts unveiled

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed he is cutting the budgets of the Treasury, Local Government Resources and the Cabinet Office by 10%. Read full story

Skunk Anansie wedding planner bankrupt

A wedding planner who arranged the lesbian wedding of Skunk Anansie singer ‘Skin’ and partner Christiana Wyly has gone bankrupt. Read full story

“Shocking” misconduct lands finance arranger with record fine

A sale and rent back arranger has been banned and fined nearly £1m by the regulator for misleading vulnerable customers for his own personal gain. Read full story

UK unemployment down by 5,000

More than 2.51 million people were unemployed in the UK between February and April 2013, down 5,000 from the previous three month period. Read full story

Three universities join payday advertising ban

Three more universities have banned payday lenders from advertising on their campuses as the National Union of Students (NUS) launched a campaign to encourage more institutions to do the same. Read full story

Cypriot bank seeks bankruptcy for UK "developer"

The Bank of Cyprus has petitioned the bankruptcy of a UK citizen alleged to have fled Cyprus after a failed property development which left UK expatriates occupying an unfinished villa complex. Read full story

Accounts committee slams consumer credit regulator

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has accused the regulator of “missing serious problems” in the consumer credit industry due to its passivity. Read full story

£4m conman bankrupt after assets seized

A criminal who once made £4 million from selling illegal tickets for Premier League football matches, concerts and Wimbledon has been declared bankrupt for a second time. Read full story

HMRC initiates £4m wage clampdown

Over 26,000 workers denied the national minimum wage by employers have received a £4m windfall following action taken by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Read full story

Former Man Utd footballer bankrupt

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll has been declared bankrupt while playing for his current club Olympiakos, Insolvency News can exclusively reveal. Read full story

X Factor finalist declared bankrupt

Former X Factor finalist Andy Abraham has been declared bankrupt, Insolvency News can exclusively reveal. Read full story

Payday lending complaints rocket 83%

Complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about payday lending soared 83% last year, the third highest rise of any sector except home credit (139%) and payment protection insurance (140%). Read full story