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02 SEP 2011

New Debt Relief Restrictions Orders guidance document from the Insolvency Service

The Insolvency Service (IS) have published a new guidance document on the Debt Relief Restrictions Orders (DRRO). The procedure is of course similar to the big brother bankruptcy BRO regime, but tailored to the bankruptcy-lite DRO regime. Find the new document here. This is the kind of conduct that might land a debtor with a DRRO:

• incurring debts that you knew you had no reasonable chance of repaying;

• giving away assets or selling them at less than their value;

• deliberately paying off some creditors in preference to others;

• gambling or making rash speculations or being unreasonably extravagant;

• failing to keep or produce records that would explain a loss of money or property;

• fraud, or fraudulent breach of trust;

• failing to co-operate with the official receiver;

• causing your debts to increase by neglecting your business affairs;

• failing to supply goods or services that have been paid for;

• carrying on a business when you knew or ought to have known you could not pay your debts.

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