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This page is a news portal for the insolvency sector and insolvency practitioners regulated by ICAEW. From here, you will also be able to access the range of insolvency webinars created by ICAEW.


HMRC update July 2022


HMRC will now be more proactive in the use of voting rights and vote on voluntary arrangements. Read the update to find out more about the effect on Voluntary Arrangement proposals. There are also two important updates on HMRC Dropbox and Members' Voluntary Liquidations clearances.

HMRC Guidance: VAT returns


Find out how best to submit VAT returns so they are processed efficiently, including how to submit them using HMRC’s new IT system.

Reminder: responsibilities under SIP 9


Following recent developments in the personal insolvency industry, ICAEW wishes to remind Insolvency Practitioners of the requirements of SIP 9 and of the Insolvency Code of Ethics.

Updated CCAB Guidance approved by HM Treasury


CCAB has now issued its latest version of its Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Accountancy Sector, together with the Insolvency and Tax Appendices, following the Treasury’s approval of all three documents.

HMRC update May 2022: case queries mailbox service


Due to a significant increase in case queries, there are currently delays to response times. Read the latest advice from HMRC to find out how to help progress your query, including ensuring you have completed the contact form, and what not to do.

Amendments to Article 89 - Financial Sanctions and Insolvency Practitioners


The Insolvency Service is aware of some individuals who may be subject to financial sanctions who are seeking to use both solvent and insolvent liquidations to circumvent financial sanctions. Read this update from the Insolvency Service for information about financial sanctions. It also gives details of a free subscription service to identify designated persons, entities or bodies. Insolvency practitioners are encouraged to subscribe to the service.

April 2022: Deemed consent procedures update


From 1 June 2022, if a company or insolvency practitioner knows HMRC is already dealing with the company on a compliance matter, please send any initial notification of a Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation procedure directly to the HMRC officer handling that correspondence – not to the central mailbox.

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