Insolvency Service Consultation: Continuity of supply of essential services to insolvent businesses

Insolvency Service Consultation: Continuity of supply of essential services to insolvent businesses

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Proposed measures to ensure insolvent businesses continue to receive essential supplies from the IT and utility sectors to aid business recovery have been announced in a consultation by the Insolvency Service. The measures aim to stop essential suppliers from seeking an unfair advantage over other creditors by increasing charges or payments of debts as a condition of continuing supply. In addition, suppliers of essential utilities will have to continue providing their services during the business recovery. Responses to the consultation are requested by 8 October 2014. The full consultation can be found here at: Consultation

The law regarding insolvent businesses

The consultation seeks views on the exercise of powers taken in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) to ensure continuity of supply of utilities (

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Eleanor qualified in 1998 into the insolvency team at ASB law. She became a partner in 2005, and went on to head up the Recovery & Insolvency team. Whilst traditionally specialising mainly in contentious corporate insolvency matters, in recent years she has moved into the non contentious arena, in particular specialising in company administrations.