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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The First Group of Parts Company Insolvency; Companies Winding Up

  3. Part I Company Voluntary Arrangements

    1. The Proposal

      1. 1. Those who may propose an arrangement.

      2. 1A. Moratorium.

      3. 2. Procedure where nominee is not the liquidator or administrator.

      4. 3. Summoning of meetings.

    2. Consideration and implementation of proposal

      1. 4. Decisions of meetings.

      2. 4A. Approval of arrangement.

      3. 5. Effect of approval.

      4. 6. Challenge of decisions.

      5. 6A. False representations, etc.

      6. 7. Implementation of proposal.

      7. 7A. Prosecution of delinquent officers of company.

      8. 7B. Arrangements coming to an end prematurely.

  4. Part II administration

    1. 8. Administration

  5. Part II Administration Orders

    1. Making etc. of administration order

      1. 9. Application for order.

      2. 10. Effect of application.

      3. 11. Effect of order.

      4. 12. Notification of order.

    2. Administrators

      1. 13. Appointment of administrator.

      2. 14. General powers.

      3. 15. Power to deal with charged property, etc.

      4. 16. Operation of s. 15 in Scotland.

      5. 17. General duties.

      6. 18. Discharge or variation of administration order.

      7. 19. Vacation of office.

      8. 20. Release of administrator.

    3. Ascertainment and investigation of company’s affairs

      1. 21. Information to be given by administrator.

      2. 22. Statement of affairs to be submitted to administrator.

    4. Administrator’s proposals

      1. 23. Statement of proposals.

      2. 24. Consideration of proposals by creditors’ meeting.

      3. 25. Approval of substantial revisions.

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 26. Creditors’ committee.

      2. 27. Protection of interests of creditors and members.

  6. Part III Receivership

    1. Chapter I Receivers and Managers (England and Wales)

      1. Preliminary and general provisions

        1. 28. Extent of this Chapter.

        2. 29. Definitions.

        3. 30. Disqualification of body corporate from acting as receiver.

        4. 31. Disqualification of bankrupt or person in respect of whom a debt relief order is made

        5. 32. Power for court to appoint official receiver.

      2. Receivers and managers appointed out of court

        1. 33. Time from which appointment is effective.

        2. 34. Liability for invalid appointment.

        3. 35. Application to court for directions.

        4. 36. Court’s power to fix remuneration.

        5. 37. Liability for contracts, etc.

        6. 38. Receivership accounts to be delivered to registrar.

      3. Provisions applicable to every receivership

        1. 39. Notification that receiver or manager appointed.

        2. 40. Payment of debts out of assets subject to floating charge.

        3. 41. Enforcement of duty to make returns.

      4. Administrative receivers: general

        1. 42. General powers.

        2. 43. Power to dispose of charged property, etc.

        3. 44. Agency and liability for contracts.

        4. 45. Vacation of office.

      5. Administrative receivers: ascertainment and investigation of company’s affairs

        1. 46. Information to be given by administrative receiver.

        2. 47. Statement of affairs to be submitted.

        3. 48. Report by administrative receiver.

        4. 49. Committee of creditors.

    2. Chapter II Receivers (Scotland)

      1. 50. Extent of this Chapter.

      2. 51. Power to appoint receiver.

      3. 52. Circumstances justifying appointment.

      4. 53. Mode of appointment by holder of charge.

      5. 54. Appointment by court.

      6. 55. Powers of receiver.

      7. 56. Precedence among receivers.

      8. 57. Agency and liability of receiver for contracts.

      9. 58. Remuneration of receiver.

      10. 59. Priority of debts.

      11. 60. Distribution of moneys.

      12. 61. Disposal of interest in property.

      13. 62. Cessation of appointment of receiver.

      14. 63. Powers of court.

      15. 64. Notification that receiver appointed.

      16. 65. Information to be given by receiver.

      17. 66. Company’s statement of affairs.

      18. 67. Report by receiver.

      19. 68. Committee of creditors

      20. 69. Enforcement of receiver’s duty to make returns, etc.

      21. 70. Interpretation for Chapter II.

      22. 71. Prescription of forms, etc.; regulations.

    3. Chapter III Receivers’ Powers in Great Britain as a Whole

      1. 72. Cross-border operation of receivership provisions.

    4. CHAPTER IV PROHIBITION OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECEIVER

      1. 72A. Floating charge holder not to appoint administrative receiver

      2. 72B. First exception: capital market

      3. 72C. Second exception: public-private partnership

      4. 72D. Third exception: utilities

      5. 72DA.Exception in respect of urban regeneration projects

      6. 72E. Fourth exception: project finance

      7. 72F. Fifth exception: financial market

      8. 72G. Sixth exception: social landlords

      9. 72GA.Exception in relation to protected railway companies etc.

      10. 72H. Sections 72A to 72G: supplementary

  7. Part IV Winding Up of Companies Registered under the Companies Acts

    1. Chapter I Preliminary

      1. Introductory

        1. 73.Scheme of this Part

      2. Contributories

        1. 74. Liability as contributories of present and past members.

        2. 75. Directors, etc. with unlimited liability.

        3. 76. Liability of past directors and shareholders.

        4. 77. Limited company formerly unlimited.

        5. 78. Unlimited company formerly limited.

        6. 79. Meaning of “contributory”.

        7. 80. Nature of contributory’s liability.

        8. 81. Contributories in case of death of a member.

        9. 82. Effect of contributory’s bankruptcy.

        10. 83.Companies registered but not formed under the Companies Act 2006

    2. Chapter II Voluntary Winding Up (Introductory and General)

      1. Resolutions for, and commencement of, voluntary winding up

        1. 84. Circumstances in which company may be wound up voluntarily.

        2. 85. Notice of resolution to wind up.

        3. 86. Commencement of winding up.

      2. Consequences of resolution to wind up

        1. 87.(1) In case of a voluntary winding up, the company...

        2. 88. Avoidance of share transfers, etc. after winding-up resolution.

      3. Declaration of solvency

        1. 89. Statutory declaration of solvency.

        2. 90. Distinction between “members’” and “creditors’” voluntary winding up.

    3. Chapter III Members’ Voluntary Winding Up

      1. 91. Appointment of liquidator.

      2. 92. Power to fill vacancy in office of liquidator.

      3. 92A.Progress report to company at year's end (England and Wales)

      4. 93. General company meeting at each year’s end. (Scotland)

      5. 94. Final meeting prior to dissolution.

      6. 95. Effect of company’s insolvency.

      7. 96. Conversion to creditors’ voluntary winding up.

    4. Chapter IV Creditors’ Voluntary Winding Up

      1. 97. Application of this Chapter.

      2. 98. Meeting of creditors.

      3. 99. Directors to lay statement of affairs before creditors.

      4. 100. Appointment of liquidator.

      5. 101. Appointment of liquidation committee.

      6. 102. Creditors’ meeting where winding up converted under s. 96.

      7. 103. Cesser of directors’ powers.

      8. 104. Vacancy in office of liquidator.

      9. 104A.Progress report to company and creditors at year's end (England and Wales)

      10. 105. Meetings of company and creditors at each year’s end (Scotland).

      11. 106. Final meeting prior to dissolution.

    5. Chapter V Provisions Applying to both kinds of Voluntary Winding Up

      1. 107. Distribution of company’s property.

      2. 108. Appointment or removal of liquidator by the court.

      3. 109. Notice by liquidator of his appointment.

      4. 110. Acceptance of shares, etc., as consideration for sale of company property.

      5. 111. Dissent from arrangement under s. 110.

      6. 112. Reference of questions to court.

      7. 113. Court’s power to control proceedings (Scotland).

      8. 114. No liquidator appointed or nominated by company.

      9. 115. Expenses of voluntary winding up.

      10. 116. Saving for certain rights.

    6. Chapter VI Winding Up by the Court

      1. Jurisdiction (England and Wales)

        1. 117. High Court and county court jurisdiction.

        2. 118. Proceedings taken in wrong court.

        3. 119. Proceedings in county court; case stated for High Court.

      2. Jurisdiction (Scotland)

        1. 120. Court of Session and sheriff court jurisdiction.

        2. 121. Power to remit winding up to Lord Ordinary.

      3. Grounds and effect of winding-up petition

        1. 122. Circumstances in which company may be wound up by the court.

        2. 123. Definition of inability to pay debts.

        3. 124. Application for winding up.

        4. 124A. Petition for winding up on grounds of public interest.

        5. 124B. Petition for winding up of SE

        6. 124C.Petition for winding up of SCE

        7. 125. Powers of court on hearing of petition.

        8. 126. Power to stay or restrain proceedings against company.

        9. 127. Avoidance of property dispositions, etc.

        10. 128. Avoidance of attachments, etc.

      4. Commencement of winding up

        1. 129. Commencement of winding up by the court.

        2. 130. Consequences of winding-up order.

      5. Investigation procedures

        1. 131. Company’s statement of affairs.

        2. 132. Investigation by official receiver.

        3. 133. Public examination of officers

        4. 134. Enforcement of s. 133.

      6. Appointment of liquidator

        1. 135. Appointment and powers of provisional liquidator.

        2. 136. Functions of official receiver in relation to office of liquidator.

        3. 137. Appointment by Secretary of State.

        4. 138. Appointment of liquidator in Scotland.

        5. 139. Choice of liquidator at meetings of creditors and contributories.

        6. 140. Appointment by the court following administration or voluntary arrangement.

      7. Liquidation committees

        1. 141. Liquidation committee (England and Wales).

        2. 142. Liquidation committee (Scotland).

      8. The liquidator’s functions

        1. 143. General functions in winding up by the court.

        2. 144. Custody of company’s property.

        3. 145. Vesting of company property in liquidator.

        4. 146. Duty to summon final meeting.

      9. General powers of court

        1. 147. Power to stay or sist winding up.

        2. 148. Settlement of list of contributories and application of assets.

        3. 149. Debts due from contributory to company.

        4. 150. Power to make calls.

        5. 151. Payment into bank of money due to company.

        6. 152. Order on contributory to be conclusive evidence.

        7. 153. Power to exclude creditors not proving in time.

        8. 154. Adjustment of rights of contributories.

        9. 155. Inspection of books by creditors, etc.

        10. 156. Payment of expenses of winding up.

        11. 157. Attendance at company meetings (Scotland).

        12. 158. Power to arrest absconding contributory.

        13. 159. Powers of court to be cumulative.

        14. 160. Delegation of powers to liquidator (England and Wales).

      10. Enforcement of, and appeal from, orders

        1. 161. Orders for calls on contributories (Scotland).

        2. 162. Appeals from orders in Scotland.

    7. Chapter VII Liquidators

      1. Preliminary

        1. 163. Style and title of liquidators.

        2. 164. Corrupt inducement affecting appointment.

      2. Liquidator’s powers and duties

        1. 165. Voluntary winding up.

        2. 166. Creditors’ voluntary winding up.

        3. 167. Winding up by the court.

        4. 168. Supplementary powers (England and Wales).

        5. 169. Supplementary powers (Scotland).

        6. 170. Enforcement of liquidator’s duty to make returns, etc.

      3. Removal; vacation of office

        1. 171. Removal, etc. (voluntary winding up).

        2. 172. Removal, etc. (winding up by the court).

      4. Release of liquidator

        1. 173. Release (voluntary winding up).

        2. 174. Release (winding up by the court).

    8. Chapter VIII Provisions of General Application in Winding Up

      1. Preferential debts

        1. 175. Preferential debts (general provision).

        2. 176. Preferential charge on goods distrained.

      2. Property subject to floating charge

      3. 176ZA.Payment of expenses of winding up (England and Wales)

      4. 176A. Share of assets for unsecured creditors

      5. Special managers

        1. 177. Power to appoint special manager.

      6. Disclaimer (England and Wales only)

        1. 178. Power to disclaim onerous property.

        2. 179. Disclaimer of leaseholds.

        3. 180. Land subject ot rentcharge.

        4. 181. Powers of court (general).

        5. 182. Powers of court (leaseholds).

      7. Execution, attachment and the Scottish equivalents

        1. 183. Effect of execution or attachment (England and Wales).

        2. 184. Duties of officers charged with execution of writs and other processes (England and Wales).

        3. 185. Effect of diligence (Scotland)

      8. Miscellaneous matters

        1. 186. Rescission of contracts by the court.

        2. 187. Power to make over assets to employees.

        3. 188. Notification that company is in liquidation.

        4. 189. Interest on debts.

        5. 190. Documents exempt from stamp duty.

        6. 191. Company’s books to be evidence.

        7. 192. Information as to pending liquidations.

        8. 193. Unclaimed dividends (Scotland).

        9. 194. Resolutions passed at adjourned meetings.

        10. 195. Meetings to ascertain wishes of creditors or contributories.

        11. 196. Judicial notice of court documents.

        12. 197. Commission for receiving evidence.

        13. 198. Court order for examination of persons in Scotland.

        14. 199. Costs of application for leave to proceed (Scottish companies).

        15. 200. Affidavits etc. in United Kingdom and overseas.

    9. Chaper IX Dissolution of Companies After Winding Up

      1. 201. Dissolution (voluntary winding up).

      2. 202. Early dissolution (England and Wales).

      3. 203. Consequence of notice under s. 202.

      4. 204. Early dissolution (Scotland).

      5. 205. Dissolution otherwise than under ss. 202-204.

    10. Chapter X Malpractice before and during Liquidation; Penalisation of Companies and Company Officers; Investigations and Prosecutions

      1. Offences of fraud, deception, etc.

        1. 206. Fraud, etc. in anticipation of winding up.

        2. 207. Transactions in fraud of creditors.

        3. 208. Misconduct in course of winding up.

        4. 209. Falsification of company’s books.

        5. 210. Material omissions from statement relating to company’s affairs.

        6. 211. False representations to creditors.

      2. Penalisation of directors and officers

        1. 212. Summary remedy against delinquent directors, liquidators, etc.

        2. 213. Fraudulent trading.

        3. 214. Wrongful trading.

        4. 215. Proceedings under ss. 213, 214.

        5. 216. Restriction on re-use of company names.

        6. 217. Personal liability for debts, following contravention of s. 216.

      3. Investigation and prosecution of malpractice

        1. 218. Prosecution of delinquent officers and members of company.

        2. 219. Obligations arising under s. 218.

  8. Part V Winding Up of Unregistered Companies

    1. 220. Meaning of “unregistered company”.

    2. 221. Winding up of unregistered companies.

    3. 222. Inability to pay debts: unpaid creditor for £750 or more.

    4. 223. Inability to pay debts: debt remaining unsatisfed after action brought.

    5. 224. Inability to pay debts: other cases.

    6. 225.Company incorporated outside Great Britain may be wound up though dissolved.

    7. 226. Contributories in winding up of unregistered company.

    8. 227. Power of court to stay, sist or restrain proceedings.

    9. 228. Actions stayed on winding-up order.

    10. 229. Provisions of this Part to be cumulative.

  9. Part VI Miscellaneous Provisions Applying to Companies Which are Insolvent or in Liquidation

    1. Office-holders

      1. 230. Holders of office to be qualified insolvency practitioners.

      2. 231. Appointment to office of two or more persons.

      3. 232. Validity of office-holder’s acts.

    2. Management by administrators, liquidators, etc.

      1. 233. Supplies of gas, water, electricity, etc.

      2. 234. Getting in the company’s property.

      3. 235. Duty to co-operate with office-holder.

      4. 236. Inquiry into company’s dealings, etc.

      5. 237. Court’s enforcement powers under s. 236.

    3. Adjustment of prior transactions (administration and liquidation)

      1. 238. Transactions at an undervalue (England and Wales).

      2. 239. Preferences (England and Wales).

      3. 240.“Relevant time” under ss. 238, 239.

      4. 241. Orders under ss. 238, 239.

      5. 242. Gratuitous alienations (Scotland).

      6. 243. Unfair preferences (Scotland).

      7. 244. Extortionate credit transactions.

      8. 245. Avoidance of certain floating charges.

      9. 246. Unenforceability of liens on books, etc.

    4. Remote attendance at meetings

      1. 246A.Remote attendance at meetings

    5. Use of websites

      1. 246B.Use of websites

  10. Part VII Interpretation for First Group of Parts

    1. 247.“Insolvency” and “go into liquidation”.

    2. 248.“Secured creditor”, etc.

    3. 249.“Connected” with a company.

    4. 250.“Member” of a company.

    5. 251. Expressions used generally.

  11. The Second Group of Parts Insolvency of Individuals; Bankruptcy

  12. Part 7A Debt relief orders

    1. Preliminary

      1. 251A.Debt relief orders

    2. Applications for a debt relief order

      1. 251B.Making of application

      2. 251C.Duty of official receiver to consider and determine application

      3. 251D.Presumptions applicable to the determination of an application

    3. Making and effect of debt relief order

      1. 251E.Making of debt relief orders

      2. 251F.Effect of debt relief order on other debt management arrangements

      3. 251G.Moratorium from qualifying debts

      4. 251H.The moratorium period

      5. 251I.Discharge from qualifying debts

    4. Duties of debtor

      1. 251J.Providing assistance to official receiver etc

    5. Objections, investigations and revocation

      1. 251K.Objections and investigations

      2. 251L.Power of official receiver to revoke or amend a debt relief order

    6. Role of the court

      1. 251M.Powers of court in relation to debt relief orders

      2. 251N.Inquiry into debtor's dealings and property

    7. Offences

      1. 251O.False representations and omissions

      2. 251P.Concealment or falsification of documents

      3. 251Q.Fraudulent disposal of property

      4. 251R.Fraudulent dealing with property obtained on credit

      5. 251S.Obtaining credit or engaging in business

      6. 251T.Offences: supplementary

    8. Supplementary

      1. 251U.Approved intermediaries

      2. 251V.Debt relief restrictions orders and undertakings

      3. 251W.Register of debt relief orders etc

      4. 251X.Interpretation

  13. Part VIII Individual Voluntary Arrangements

    1. Moratorium for insolvent debtor

      1. 252. Interim order of court.

      2. 253. Application for interim order.

      3. 254. Effect of application.

      4. 255. Cases in which interim order can be made.

      5. 256. Nominee’s report on debtor’s proposal.

    2. Procedure where no interim order made

      1. 256A. Debtor’s proposal and nominee’s report.

    3. Creditors’ meeting

      1. 257. Summoning of creditors’ meeting.

    4. Consideration and implementation of debtor’s proposal

      1. 258. Decisions of creditor’s meeting.

      2. 259. Report of decisions to court.

      3. 260. Effect of approval.

      4. 261. Additional effect on undischarged bankrupt

      5. 262. Challenge of meeting’s decision.

      6. 262A. False representations etc.

      7. 262B. Prosecution of delinquent debtors.

      8. 262C. Arrangements coming to an end prematurely.

      9. 263. Implementation and supervision of approved voluntary arrangement.

    5. Fast-track voluntary arrangement

    6. 263A. Availability

    7. 263B. Decision

    8. 263C. Result

    9. 263D. Approval of voluntary arrangement

    10. 263E. Implementation

    11. 263F. Revocation

    12. 263G. Offences

  14. Part IX Bankruptcy

    1. Chapter I Bankruptcy Petitions; Bankruptcy Orders

      1. Preliminary

        1. 264. Who may present a bankruptcy petition.

        2. 265. Conditions to be satisfied in respect of debtor.

        3. 266. Other preliminary conditions.

      2. Creditor’s petition

        1. 267. Grounds of creditor’s petition.

        2. 268. Definition of “inability to pay”, etc.; the statutory demand.

        3. 269. Creditor with security.

        4. 270. Expedited petition.

        5. 271. Proceedings on creditor’s petition.

      3. Debtor’s petition

        1. 272. Grounds of debtor’s petition.

        2. 273. Appointment of insolvency practitioner by the court.

        3. 274. Action on report of insolvency practitioner.

        4. 274A.Debtor who meets conditions for a debt relief order

        5. 275. Summary administration.

      4. Other cases for special consideration

        1. 276. Default in connection with voluntary arrangement.

        2. 277. Petition based on criminal bankruptcy order.

      5. Commencement and duration of bankruptcy; discharge

        1. 278. Commencement and continuance.

        2. 279. Duration

        3. 280. Discharge by order of the court.

        4. 281. Effect of discharge.

        5. 281A. Post-discharge restrictions

        6. 282. Court’s power to annul bankruptcy order.

    2. Chapter II Protection of Bankrupt’s Estate and Investigation of His Affairs

      1. 283. Definition of bankrupt’s estate.

      2. 283A. Bankrupt’s home ceasing to form part of estate

      3. 284. Restrictions on dispositions of property.

      4. 285. Restriction on proceedings and remedies.

      5. 286. Power to appoint interim receiver.

      6. 287. Receivership pending appointment of trustee.

      7. 288. Statement of affairs.

      8. 289. Investigatory duties of official receiver

      9. 290. Public examination of bankrupt.

      10. 291. Duties of bankrupt in relation to official receiver.

    3. Chapter III Trustees in Bankruptcy

      1. Tenure of office as trustee

        1. 292. Power to make appointments.

        2. 293. Summoning of meeting to appoint first trustee.

        3. 294. Power of creditors to requisition meeting.

        4. 295. Failure of meeting to appoint trustee.

        5. 296. Appointment of trustee by Secretary of State.

        6. 297. Special cases.

        7. 298. Removal of trustee; vacation of office.

        8. 299. Release of trustee.

        9. 300. Vacancy in office as trustee.

      2. Control of trustee

        1. 301. Creditors’ committee.

        2. 302. Exercise by Secretary of State of functions of creditors’ committee.

        3. 303. General control of trustee by the court.

        4. 304. Liability of trustee.

    4. Chapter IV Administration by Trustee

      1. Preliminary

        1. 305. General functions of trustee.

      2. Acquisition, control and realisation of bankrupt’s estate

        1. 306. Vesting of bankrupt’s estate in trustee.

        2. 306A. Property subject to restraint order

        3. 306AA.Property released from detention

        4. 306B. Property in respect of which receivership or administration order made

        5. 306BA.Property in respect of which realisation order made

        6. 306C. Property subject to certain orders where confiscation order discharged or quashed

        7. 307. After-acquired property.

        8. 308. Vesting in trustee of certain items of excess value.

        9. 308A. Vesting in trustee of certain tenancies.

        10. 309. Time-limit for notice under s. 307 or 308.

        11. 310. Income payments orders.

        12. 310A. Income payments agreement

        13. 311. Acquisition by trustee of control.

        14. 312. Obligation to surrender control to trustee.

        15. 313. Charge on bankrupt’s home.

        16. 313A. Low value home: application for sale, possession or charge

        17. 314. Powers of trustee.

      3. Disclaimer of onerous property

        1. 315. Disclaimer (general power).

        2. 316. Notice requiring trustee’s decision.

        3. 317. Disclaimer of leaseholds.

        4. 318. Disclaimer of dwelling house.

        5. 319. Disclaimer of land subject to rentcharge.

        6. 320. Court order vesting disclaimed property.

        7. 321. Order under s. 320 in respect of leaseholds.

      4. Distribution of bankrupt’s estate

        1. 322. Proof of debts.

        2. 323. Mutual credit and set-off.

        3. 324. Distribution by means of dividend.

        4. 325. Claims by unsatisfied creditors.

        5. 326. Distribution of property in specie.

        6. 327. Distribution in criminal bankruptcy.

        7. 328. Priority of debts.

        8. 329. Debts to spouse.

        9. 330. Final distribution.

        10. 331. Final meeting.

        11. 332. Saving for bankrupt’s home.

      5. Supplemental

        1. 333. Duties of bankrupt in relation to trustee.

        2. 334. Stay of distribution in case of second bankruptcy.

        3. 335. Adjustment between earlier and later bankruptcy estates.

    5. Chapter V Effect of Bankruptcy on Certain Rights Transacttions, Etc.

      1. Rights under trusts of land

        1. 335A. Rights under trusts of land.

      2. Rights of occupation

        1. 336. Rights of occupation etc. of bankrupt’s spouse or civil partner.

        2. 337. Rights of occupation of bankrupt.

        3. 338. Payments in respect of premises occupied by bankrupt.

      3. Adjustment of prior transactions, etc.

        1. 339. Transactions at an undervalue.

        2. 340. Preferences.

        3. 341.“Relevant time” under ss. 339, 340.

        4. 342. Orders under ss. 339, 340.

        5. 342A. Recovery of excessive pension contributions.

        6. 342B. Orders under section 342A.

        7. 342C. Orders under section 342A: supplementary.

        8. 342D. Recovery of excessive contributions in pension-sharing cases.

        9. 342E. Orders under section 339 or 340 in respect of pension-sharing transactions.

        10. 342F. Orders under section 339 or 340 in pension-sharing cases: supplementary.

        11. 343. Extortionate credit transactions.

        12. 344. Avoidance of general assignment of book debts.

        13. 345. Contracts to which bankrupt is a party.

        14. 346. Enforcement procedures.

        15. 347. Distress, etc.

        16. 348. Apprenticeships, etc.

        17. 349. Unenforceability of liens on books, etc.

        18. 349A. Arbitration agreements to which bankrupt is party.

    6. Chapter VI Bankruptcy Offences

      1. Preliminary

        1. 350. Scheme of this Chapter.

        2. 351. Definitions.

        3. 352. Defence of innocent intention.

      2. Wrongdoing by the bankrupt before and after bankruptcy

        1. 353. Non-disclosure.

        2. 354. Concealment of property.

        3. 355. Concealment of books and papers; falsification.

        4. 356. False statements.

        5. 357. Fraudulent disposal of property.

        6. 358. Absconding.

        7. 359. Fraudulent dealing with property obtained on credit.

        8. 360. Obtaining credit; engaging in business.

        9. 361. Failure to keep proper accounts of business.

        10. 362. Gambling.

    7. Chapter VII Powers of Court In Bankruptcy

      1. 363. General control of court.

      2. 364. Power of arrest.

      3. 365. Seizure of bankrupt’s property.

      4. 366. Inquiry into bankrupt’s dealings and property.

      5. 367. Court’s enforcement powers under s. 366.

      6. 368. Provision corresponding to s. 366, where interim receiver appointed.

      7. 369. Order for production of documents by inland revenue.

      8. 370. Power to appoint special manager.

      9. 371. Re-direction of bankrupt’s letters, etc.

  15. Part X Individual Insolvency: General Provisions

    1. 372. Supplies of gas, water, electricity, etc.

    2. 373. Jurisdiction in relation to insolvent individuals.

    3. 374. Insolvency districts.

    4. 375. Appeals etc. from courts exercising insolvency jurisdiction.

    5. 376. Time-limits.

    6. 377. Formal defects.

    7. 378. Exemption from stamp duty.

    8. 379. Annual report.

    9. Remote attendance at meetings

      1. 379A.Remote attendance at meetings

    10. Use of websites

      1. 379B.Use of websites

  16. Part XI Interpretation for Second Group of Parts

    1. 380. Introductory.

    2. 381.“Bankrupt” and associated terminology.

    3. 382.“Bankruptcy debt”, etc.

    4. 383.“Creditor”, “security”, etc.

    5. 384.“Prescribed” and “the rules”.

    6. 385. Miscellaneous definitions.

  17. The Third Group of Parts Miscellaneous Matters Bearing on Both Company and Individual Insolvency; General Interpretation; Final Provisions

  18. Part XII Preferential debts in Company and Individual Insolvency

    1. 386. Categories of preferential debts.

    2. 387.“The relevant date”.

  19. Part XIII Insolvency Practitioners and their Qualification

    1. Restrictions on unqualified persons acting as liquidator, trustee in bankruptcy, etc.

      1. 388. Meaning of “act as insolvency practitioner”

      2. 389. Acting without qualification an offence.

      3. 389A. Authorisation of nominees and supervisors.

      4. 389B. Official receiver as nominee or supervisor

    2. The requisite qualification, and the means of obtaining it

      1. 390. Persons not qualified to act as insolvency practitioners.

      2. 391. Recognised professional bodies.

      3. 392. Authorisation by competent authority.

      4. 393. Grant, refusal and withdrawal of authorisation.

      5. 394. Notices.

      6. 395. Right to make representations.

      7. 396. Reference to Tribunal.

      8. 397. Action of Tribunal on reference.

      9. 398. Refusal or withdrawal without reference to Tribunal.

  20. Part XIV Public Administration (England and Wales)

    1. Official receivers

      1. 399. Appointment, etc. of official receivers.

      2. 400. Functions and status of official receivers.

      3. 401. Deputy official receivers and staff.

    2. The Official Petitioner

      1. 402. Official Petitioner.

    3. Insolvency Service finance, accounting and investment

      1. 403. Insolvency Services Account.

      2. 404. Investment Account.

      3. 405. Application of income in Investment Account; adjustment of balances.

      4. 406.Interest on money received by liquidators or trustees in bankruptcy and invested.

      5. 407. Unclaimed dividends and undistributed balances.

      6. 408. Adjustment of balances

      7. 409. Annual financial statement and audit.

    4. Supplementary

      1. 410. Extent of this Part.

  21. Part XV Subordinate Legislation

    1. General insolvency rules

      1. 411. Company insolvency rules.

      2. 412. Individual insolvency rules (England and Wales).

      3. 413. Insolvency Rules Committee.

    2. Fees orders

      1. 414. Fees orders (company insolvency proceedings).

      2. 415. Fees orders (individual insolvency proceedings in England and Wales).

      3. 415A. Fees orders (general)

    3. Specification, increase and reduction of money sums relevant in the operation of this Act

      1. 416. Monetary limits (companies winding up).

      2. 417. Money sum in s. 222.

      3. 417A. Money sums (company moratorium).

      4. 418. Monetary limits (bankruptcy).

    4. Insolvency practice

      1. 419. Regulations for purposes of Part XIII.

    5. Other order-making powers

      1. 420. Insolvent partnerships.

      2. 421. Insolvent estates of deceased persons.

      3. 421A. Insolvent estates: joint tenancies.

      4. 422.Formerly authorised banks.

  22. Part XVI Provisions Against Debt Avoidance (England and Wales only)

    1. 423. Transactions defrauding creditors.

    2. 424. Those who may apply for an order under s. 423.

    3. 425. Provision which may be made by order under s. 423.

  23. Part XVII Miscellaneous and General

    1. 426. Co-operation between courts exercising jurisdiction in relation to insolvency.

    2. 426A. Disqualification from Parliament (England and Wales)

    3. 426B. Devolution

    4. 426C. Irrelevance of privilege

    5. 427.Disqualification from Parliament (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

    6. 428. Exemptions from Restrictive Trade Practices Act.

    7. 429. Disabilities on revocation of administration order against an individual.

    8. 430. Provision introducing Schedule of punishments.

    9. 431. Summary proceedings.

    10. 432. Offences by bodies corporate.

    11. 433. Admissibility in evidence of statements of affairs, etc.

    12. 434. Crown application.

  24. PART 17A SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. 434A.Introductory

    2. 434B.Representation of corporations at meetings

    3. 434C.Legal professional privilege

    4. 434D.Enforcement of company's filing obligations

    5. 434E.Application of filing obligations to overseas companies

  25. Part XVIII Interpretation

    1. 435. Meaning of “associate”.

    2. 436. Expressions used generally.

    3. 436A.Proceedings under EC Regulations: modified definition of property

    4. 436B.References to things in writing

  26. Part XIX Final Provisions

    1. 437. Transitional provisions, and savings.

    2. 438. Repeals.

    3. 439. Amendment of enactments.

    4. 440. Extent (Scotland).

    5. 441. Extent (Northern Ireland).

    6. 442. Extent (other territories).

    7. 443. Commencement.

    8. 444. Citation.

  27. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE A1

      Moratorium where directors propose voluntary arrangement

      1. Part I Introductory

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Schedule— “ the beginning of the moratorium ”...

        2. Eligible companies

          1. 2.(1) A company is eligible for a moratorium if it...

          2. 3.(1) A company meets the requirements of this paragraph if...

          3. 4.(1) A company is excluded from being eligible for a...

          4. 4A.Capital market arrangement

          5. 4B.Public private partnership

          6. 4C.Liability under an arrangement

          7. 4D.Interpretation of capital market arrangement

          8. 4E.Capital market investment

          9. 4F.(1) For the purposes of paragraphs 4A and 4D an...

          10. 4G.Debt

          11. 4H.Interpretation of project company

          12. 4I.Public-private partnership project

          13. 4J.Step-in rights

          14. 4K.Person

          15. 5.The Secretary of State may by regulations modify the qualifications...

      2. Part II Obtaining a moratorium

        1. Nominee’s statement

          1. 6.(1) Where the directors of a company wish to obtain...

        2. Documents to be submitted to court

          1. 7.(1) To obtain a moratorium the directors of a company...

        3. Duration of moratorium

          1. 8.(1) A moratorium comes into force when the documents for...

        4. Notification of beginning of moratorium

          1. 9.(1) When a moratorium comes into force, the directors shall...

          2. 10.(1) When a moratorium comes into force, the nominee shall,...

        5. Notification of end of moratorium

          1. 11.(1) When a moratorium comes to an end, the nominee...

      3. Part III Effects of moratorium

        1. Effect on creditors, etc.

          1. 12.(1) During the period for which a moratorium is in...

          2. 13.(1) This paragraph applies where there is an uncrystallised floating...

          3. 14.Security granted by a company at a time when a...

        2. Effect on company

          1. 15.(1) Paragraphs 16 to 23 apply in relation to a...

        3. Company invoices, etc.

          1. 16.(1) Every invoice, order for goods or services, business letter...

        4. Obtaining credit during moratorium

          1. 17.(1) The company may not obtain credit to the extent...

        5. Disposals and payments

          1. 18.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the company may only dispose...

          2. 19.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the company may only make...

        6. Disposal of charged property, etc.

          1. 20.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) any property of the...

          2. 21.(1) Where property is disposed of under paragraph 20 in...

          3. 22.(1) If the company— (a) without any consent or leave...

        7. Market contracts, etc.

          1. 23.(1) If the company enters into any transaction to which...

      4. Part IV Nominees

        1. Monitoring of company’s activities

          1. 24.(1) During a moratorium, the nominee shall monitor the company’s...

        2. Withdrawal of consent to act

          1. 25.(1) The nominee may only withdraw his consent to act...

        3. Challenge of nominee’s actions, etc.

          1. 26.(1) If any creditor, director or member of the company,...

          2. 27.(1) Where there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

        4. Replacement of nominee by court

          1. 28.(1) The court may— (a) on an application made by...

      5. Part V Consideration and implementation of voluntary arrangement

        1. Summoning of meetings

          1. 29.(1) Where a moratorium is in force, the nominee shall...

        2. Conduct of meetings

          1. 30.(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraphs 31 to 35,...

        3. Approval of voluntary arrangement

          1. 31.(1) The meetings summoned under paragraph 29 shall decide whether...

        4. Extension of moratorium

          1. 32.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), a meeting summoned under paragraph...

          2. 33.(1) The conditions which may be imposed when a moratorium...

          3. 34.(1) If a decision to extend, or further extend, the...

        5. Moratorium committee

          1. 35.(1) A meeting summoned under paragraph 29 which resolves that...

        6. Effectiveness of decisions

          1. 36.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies to references to one of the...

        7. Effect of approval of voluntary arrangement

          1. 37.(1) This paragraph applies where a decision approving a voluntary...

        8. Challenge of decisions

          1. 38.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, any...

        9. Implementation of voluntary arrangement

          1. 39.(1) This paragraph applies where a voluntary arrangement approved by...

      6. Part VI Miscellaneous

        1. Challenge of directors’ actions

          1. 40.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to acts or omissions...

        2. Offences

          1. 41.(1) This paragraph applies where a moratorium has been obtained...

          2. 42.(1) If, for the purpose of obtaining a moratorium, or...

        3. Void provisions in floating charge documents

          1. 43.(1) A provision in an instrument creating a floating charge...

        4. Functions of the Financial Services Authority

          1. 44.(1) This Schedule has effect in relation to a moratorium...

        5. Subordinate legislation

          1. 45.(1) Regulations or an order made by the Secretary of...

    2. SCHEDULE B1

      ADMINISTRATION

      1. ARRANGEMENT OF SCHEDULE

      2. NATURE OF ADMINISTRATION

        1. 1.Administration

        2. 2.A person may be appointed as administrator of a company—...

        3. 3.Purpose of administration

        4. 4.The administrator of a company must perform his functions as...

        5. 5.Status of administrator

        6. 6.General restrictions

        7. 7.A person may not be appointed as administrator of a...

        8. 8.(1) A person may not be appointed as administrator of...

        9. 9.(1) A person may not be appointed as administrator of...

      3. APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR BY COURT

        1. 10.Administration order

        2. 11.Conditions for making order

        3. 12.Administration application

        4. 13.Powers of court

      4. APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR BY HOLDER OF FLOATING CHARGE

        1. 14.Power to appoint

        2. 15.Restrictions on power to appoint

        3. 16.An administrator may not be appointed under paragraph 14 while...

        4. 17.An administrator of a company may not be appointed under...

        5. 18.Notice of appointment

        6. 19.Commencement of appointment

        7. 20.A person who appoints an administrator under paragraph 14—

        8. 21.Invalid appointment: indemnity

      5. APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR BY COMPANY OR DIRECTORS

        1. 22.Power to appoint

        2. 23.Restrictions on power to appoint

        3. 24.(1) If a moratorium for a company under Schedule A1...

        4. 25.An administrator of a company may not be appointed under...

        5. 26.Notice of intention to appoint

        6. 27.(1) A person who gives notice of intention to appoint...

        7. 28.(1) An appointment may not be made under paragraph 22...

        8. 29.Notice of appointment

        9. 30.In a case in which no person is entitled to...

        10. 31.Commencement of appointment

        11. 32.A person who appoints an administrator under paragraph 22—

        12. 33.If before the requirements of paragraph 29 are satisfied the...

        13. 34.Invalid appointment: indemnity

      6. ADMINISTRATION APPLICATION – SPECIAL CASES

        1. 35.Application by holder of floating charge

        2. 36.Intervention by holder of floating charge

        3. 37.Application where company in liquidation

        4. 38.(1) The liquidator of a company may make an administration...

        5. 39.Effect of administrative receivership

      7. EFFECT OF ADMINISTRATION

        1. 40.Dismissal of pending winding-up petition

        2. 41.Dismissal of administrative or other receiver

        3. 42.Moratorium on insolvency proceedings

        4. 43.Moratorium on other legal process

        5. 44.Interim moratorium

        6. 45.Publicity

      8. PROCESS OF ADMINISTRATION

        1. 46.Announcement of administrator’s appointment

        2. 47.Statement of company’s affairs

        3. 48.(1) A person required to submit a statement of affairs...

        4. 49.Administrator’s proposals

        5. 50.Creditors’ meeting

        6. 51.Requirement for initial creditors’ meeting

        7. 52.(1) Paragraph 51(1) shall not apply where the statement of...

        8. 53.Business and result of initial creditors’ meeting

        9. 54.Revision of administrator’s proposals

        10. 55.Failure to obtain approval of administrator’s proposals

        11. 56.Further creditors’ meetings

        12. 57.Creditors’ committee

        13. 58.Correspondence instead of creditors’ meeting

      9. FUNCTIONS OF ADMINISTRATOR

        1. 59.General powers

        2. 60.The administrator of a company has the powers specified in...

        3. 61.The administrator of a company— (a) may remove a director...

        4. 62.The administrator of a company may call a meeting of...

        5. 63.The administrator of a company may apply to the court...

        6. 64.(1) A company in administration or an officer of a...

        7. 65.Distribution

        8. 66.The administrator of a company may make a payment otherwise...

        9. 67.General duties

        10. 68.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the administrator of a company...

        11. 69.Administrator as agent of company

        12. 70.Charged property: floating charge

        13. 71.Charged property: non-floating charge

        14. 72.Hire-purchase property

        15. 73.Protection for secured or preferential creditor

        16. 74.Challenge to administrator’s conduct of company

        17. 75.Misfeasance

      10. ENDING ADMINISTRATION

        1. 76.Automatic end of administration

        2. 77.(1) An order of the court under paragraph 76—

        3. 78.(1) In paragraph 76(2)(b) “ consent ” means consent of—...

        4. 79.Court ending administration on application of administrator

        5. 80. Termination of administration where objective achieved

        6. 81.Court ending administration on application of creditor

        7. 82.Public interest winding-up

        8. 83.Moving from administration to creditors’ voluntary liquidation

        9. 84.Moving from administration to dissolution

        10. 85.Discharge of administration order where administration ends

        11. 86.Notice to Companies Registrar where administration ends

      11. REPLACING ADMINISTRATOR

        1. 87.Resignation of administrator

        2. 88.Removal of administrator from office

        3. 89.Administrator ceasing to be qualified

        4. 90.Supplying vacancy in office of administrator

        5. 91.(1) Where the administrator was appointed by administration order, the...

        6. 92.Where the administrator was appointed under paragraph 14 the holder...

        7. 93.(1) Where the administrator was appointed under paragraph 22(1) by...

        8. 94.(1) Where the administrator was appointed under paragraph 22(2) the...

        9. 95.The court may replace an administrator on the application of...

        10. 96.Substitution of administrator: competing floating charge-holder

        11. 97.Substitution of administrator appointed by company or directors: creditors’ meeting

        12. 98.Vacation of office: discharge from liability

        13. 99.Vacation of office: charges and liabilities

      12. GENERAL

        1. 100.Joint and concurrent administrators

        2. 101.(1) This paragraph applies where two or more persons are...

        3. 102.(1) This paragraph applies where two or more persons are...

        4. 103.(1) Where a company is in administration, a person may...

        5. 104.Presumption of validity

        6. 105.Majority decision of directors

        7. 106.Penalties

        8. 107.Extension of time limit

        9. 108.(1) A period specified in paragraph 49(5), 50(1)(b) or 51(2)...

        10. 109.Where a period is extended under paragraph 107 or 108,...

        11. 110.Amendment of provision about time

        12. 111.Interpretation

        13. 111A.Non-UK companies

        14. 112.Scotland

        15. 113.Where property in Scotland is disposed of under paragraph 70...

        16. 114.In Scotland, where goods in the possession of a company...

        17. 115.(1) In Scotland, the administrator of a company may make,...

        18. 116.In Scotland, the administrator in making any payment in accordance...

    3. SCHEDULE 1

      Powers of Administrator or Administrative Receiver

      1. 1.Power to take possession of, collect and get in the...

      2. 2.Power to sell or otherwise dispose of the property of...

      3. 3.Power to raise or borrow money and grant security therefor...

      4. 4.Power to appoint a solicitor or accountant or other professionally...

      5. 5.Power to bring or defend any action or other legal...

      6. 6.Power to refer to arbitration any question affecting the company....

      7. 7.Power to effect and maintain insurances in respect of the...

      8. 8.Power to use the company’s seal.

      9. 9.Power to do all acts and to execute in the...

      10. 10.Power to draw, accept, make and endorse any bill of...

      11. 11.Power to appoint any agent to do any business which...

      12. 12.Power to do all such things (including the carrying out...

      13. 13.Power to make any payment which is necessary or incidental...

      14. 14.Power to carry on the business of the company.

      15. 15.Power to establish subsidiaries of the company.

      16. 16.Power to transfer to subsidiaries of the company the whole...

      17. 17.Power to grant or accept a surrender of a lease...

      18. 18.Power to make any arrangement or compromise on behalf of...

      19. 19.Power to call up any uncalled capital of the company....

      20. 20.Power to rank and claim in the bankruptcy, insolvency, sequestration...

      21. 21.Power to present or defend a petition for the winding...

      22. 22.Power to change the situation of the company’s registered office....

      23. 23.Power to do all other things incidental to the exercise...

    4. SCHEDULE 2

      Powers of a Scottish Receiver (Additional to Those Conferred on him by the Instrument of Charge)

      1. 1.Power to take possession of, collect and get in the...

      2. 2.Power to sell, feu, hire out or otherwise dispose of...

      3. 3.Power to raise or borrow money and grant security therefor...

      4. 4.Power to appoint a solicitor or accountant or other professionally...

      5. 5.Power to bring or defend any action or other legal...

      6. 6.Power to refer to arbitration all questions affecting the company....

      7. 7.Power to effect and maintain insurances in respect of the...

      8. 8.Power to use the company’s seal.

      9. 9.Power to do all acts and to execute in the...

      10. 10.Power to to draw, accept, make and endorse any bill...

      11. 11.Power to to appoint any agent to do any business...

      12. 12.Power to do all such things (including the carrying out...

      13. 13.Power to make any payment which is necessary or incidental...

      14. 14.Power to carry on the business of the company or...

      15. 15.Power to grant or accept a surrender of a lease...

      16. 16.Power to make any arrangement or compromise on behalf of...

      17. 17.Power to call up any uncalled capital of the company....

      18. 18.Power to to establish subsidiaries of the company.

      19. 19.Power to to transfer to subsidiaries of the company the...

      20. 20.Power to rank and claim in the bankruptcy, insolvency, sequestration...

      21. 21.Power to present or defend a petition for the winding...

      22. 22.Power to change the situation of the company’s registered office....

      23. 23.Power to do all other things incidental to the exercise...

    5. SCHEDULE 2A

      EXCEPTIONS TO PROHIBITION ON APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECEIVER: SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

      1. 1.Capital market arrangement

      2. 2.Capital market investment

      3. 3.(1) An investment is also a capital market investment for...

      4. 4. “Agreement”

      5. 5.Debt

      6. 6.Step-in rights

      7. 7.Project company

      8. 8. “Resources”

      9. 9. “Public body”

      10. 10.Regulated business

      11. 11. “Person”

    6. SCHEDULE 3

      Orders in Course of Winding Up Pronounced in Vacation (Scotland)

      1. Part I Orders Which are to be Final

        1. Orders under section 153, as to the time for proving...

        2. Orders under section 195 as to meetings for ascertaining wishes...

        3. Orders under section 198, as to the examination of witnesses...

      2. Part II Orders Which are to take Effect Until Matter Disposed of by Inner House

        1. Orders under section 126(1), 130(2) or (3), 147, 227 or...

        2. Orders under section 135(5),limiting the powers of provisional liquidators.

        3. Orders under section 108, appointing a liquidator to fill a...

        4. Orders under section 167 or 169, sanctioning the exercise of...

        5. Orders under section 158, as to the arrest and detention...

    7. SCHEDULE 4

      Powers of Liquidator in a Winding Up

      1. Part I Powers Exercisable with Sanction

        1. 1.Power to pay any class of creditors in full.

        2. 2.Power to make any compromise or arrangement with creditors or...

        3. 3.In the case of a winding up in Scotland, power...

        4. 3A.Power to bring legal proceedings under section 213, 214, 238,...

      2. Part II Powers Exercisable without Sanction in Voluntary Winding Up, with Sanction in Winding Up by the Court

        1. 4.Power to bring or defend any action or other legal...

        2. 5.Power to carry on the business of the company so...

      3. Part III Powers Exercisable Without Sanction in any Winding Up

        1. 6.Power to sell any of the company’s property by public...

        2. 6A.In the case of a winding up in England and...

        3. 7.Power to do all acts and execute, in the name...

        4. 8.Power to prove, rank and claim in the bankruptcy, insolvency...

        5. 9.Power to draw, accept, make and indorse any bill of...

        6. 10.Power to raise on the security of the assets of...

        7. 11.Power to take out in his official name letters of...

        8. 12.Power to appoint an agent to do any business which...

        9. 13.Power to do all such other things as may be...

    8. SCHEDULE 4ZA

      Conditions for making a debt relief order

      1. Part 1 Conditions which must be met

        1. Connection with England and Wales

          1. 1.(1) The debtor— (a) is domiciled in England and Wales...

        2. Debtor's previous insolvency history

          1. 2.The debtor is not, on the determination date—

          2. 3.A debtor's petition for the debtor's bankruptcy under Part 9—...

          3. 4.A creditor's petition for the debtor's bankruptcy under Part 9—...

          4. 5.A debt relief order has not been made in relation...

        3. Limit on debtor's overall indebtedness

          1. 6.(1) The total amount of the debtor's debts on the...

        4. Limit on debtor's monthly surplus income

          1. 7.(1) The debtor's monthly surplus income (if any) on the...

        5. Limit on value of debtor's property

          1. 8.(1) The total value of the debtor's property on the...

      2. Part 2 Other conditions

        1. 9.(1) The debtor has not entered into a transaction with...

        2. 10.(1) The debtor has not given a preference to any...

    9. SCHEDULE 4ZB

      Debt relief restrictions orders and undertakings

      1. Debt relief restrictions order

        1. 1.(1) A debt relief restrictions order may be made by...

      2. Grounds for making order

        1. 2.(1) The court shall grant an application for a debt...

      3. Timing of application for order

        1. 3.An application for a debt relief restrictions order in respect...

      4. Duration of order

        1. 4.(1) A debt relief restrictions order— (a) comes into force...

      5. Interim debt relief restrictions order

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies at any time between—

        2. 6.(1) This paragraph applies to a case in which both...

      6. Debt relief restrictions undertaking

        1. 7.(1) A debtor may offer a debt relief restrictions undertaking...

        2. 8.A reference in an enactment to a person in respect...

        3. 9.(1) A debt relief restrictions undertaking— (a) comes into force...

      7. Effect of revocation of debt relief order

        1. 10.Unless the court directs otherwise, the revocation at any time...

    10. SCHEDULE 4A

      1. Bankruptcy Restrictions Order and Undertaking

      2. 1.Bankruptcy restrictions order

      3. 2.Grounds for making order

      4. 3.Timing of application for order

      5. 4.Duration of order

      6. 5.Interim bankruptcy restrictions order

      7. 6.(1) This paragraph applies to a case in which both...

      8. 7.Bankruptcy restrictions undertaking

      9. 8.A reference in an enactment to a person in respect...

      10. 9.(1) A bankruptcy restrictions undertaking— (a) shall come into force...

      11. 10.Effect of annulment of bankruptcy order

      12. 11.Where a bankruptcy order is annulled under section 261, 263D...

      13. 12.Registration

    11. SCHEDULE 5

      Powers of Trustee in Bankruptcy

      1. Part I Powers Exercisable with Sanction

        1. 1.Power to carry on any business of the bankrupt so...

        2. 2.Power to bring, institute or defend any action or legal...

        3. 2A.Power to bring legal proceedings under section 339, 340 or...

        4. 3.Power to accept as the consideration for the sale of...

        5. 4.Power to mortgage or pledge any part of the property...

        6. 5.Power, where any right, option or other power forms part...

        7. 6.Power to refer to arbitration, or compromise on such terms...

        8. 7.Power to make such compromise or other arrangement as may...

        9. 8.Power to make such compromise or other arrangement as ay...

      2. Part II General Powers

        1. 9.Power to sell any part of the property for the...

        2. 9A.Power to refer to arbitration, or compromise on such terms...

        3. 9B.Power to make such compromise or other arrangement as may...

        4. 10.Power to give receipts for any money received by him,...

        5. 11.Power to prove, rank, claim and draw a dividend in...

        6. 12.Power to exercise in relation to any property comprised in...

        7. 13.Power to deal with any property comprised in the estate...

      3. Part III Ancillary Powers

        1. 14.For the purposes of, or in connection with, the exercise...

    12. SCHEDULE 6

      The Categories of Preferential Debts

      1. Category 1: Debts due to Inland Revenue

        1. 1.Sums due at the relevant date from the debtor on...

        2. 2.Sums due to the relevant date from the debtor in...

      2. Category 2: Debts due to Customs and Excise

        1. 3.Any value added tax which is referable to the period...

        2. 3A.Any insurance premium tax which is referable to the period...

        3. 3B.Any landfill tax which is referable to the period of...

        4. 3C.Any climate change levy which is referable to the period...

        5. 3D.Any aggregates levy which is referable to the period of...

        6. 4.The amount of any car tax which is due at...

        7. 5.Any amount which is due— (a) by way of general...

        8. 5A.The amount of any excise duty on beer which is...

        9. 5B.Any amount which is due by way of lottery duty...

        10. 5C.Any amount which is due by way of air passenger...

      3. Category 3: Social security contributions

        1. 6.All sums which on the relevant date are due from...

        2. 7.All sums which on the relevant date have been assessed...

      4. Category 4: Contributions to occupational pension schemes, etc.

        1. 8.Any sum which is owed by the debtor and is...

      5. Category 5: Remuneration, etc., of employees

        1. 9.So much of any amount which— (a) is owed by...

        2. 10.An amount owed by way of accrued holiday remuneration, in...

        3. 11.So much of any sum owed in respect of money...

        4. 12.So much of any amount which— (a) is ordered (whether...

      6. Interpertation for Category 5

        1. 13.(1) For the purposes of paragraphs 9 to 12, a...

        2. 14.(1) This paragraph relates to a case in which a...

        3. 15.Without prejudice to paragraphs 13 and 14—

      7. Category 6: Levies on coal and steel production

        1. 15A.Any sums due at the relevant date from the debtor...

      8. Orders

        1. 16.An order under paragraph 9 or 12—

    13. SCHEDULE 7

      Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal

      1. Panels of members

        1. 1.(1) The Secretary of State shall draw up and from...

      2. Remuneration of members

        1. 2.The Secretary of State may out of money provided by...

      3. Sittings of Tribunal

        1. 3.(1) For the purposes of carrying out their functions in...

      4. Procedure of Tribunal

        1. 4.(1) Any investigation by the Tribunal shall be so conducted...

    14. SCHEDULE 8

      Provisions Capable of Inclusion in Company Insolvency Rules

      1. Courts

        1. 1.Provision for supplementing, in relation to the insolvency or winding...

        2. 2.(1) Provision for regulating the practice and procedure of any...

      2. Notices, etc.

        1. 3.Provision requiring notice of any proceedings in connection with or...

        2. 4.Provision with respect to the form, manner of serving, contents...

        3. 5.Provision specifying the persons to whom any notice is to...

      3. Registration of voluntary arrangements

        1. 6.Provision for the registration of voluntary arrangements approved under Part...

      4. Provisional liquidator

        1. 7.Provision as to the manner in which a provisional liquidator...

      5. Conduct of insolvency

        1. 8.Provision with respect to the certification of any person as,...

        2. 9.The following provision with respect to meetings of a company’s...

        3. 10.(1) Provision as to the functions, membership and proceedings of...

        4. 11.Provision as to the manner in which any requirement that...

        5. 12.Provision as to the debts that may be proved in...

        6. 13.Provision with respect to the manner of the distribution of...

        7. 14.Provision which, with or without modifications, applies in relation to...

        8. 14A.Provision about the application of section 176A of this Act...

        9. 14B.Administration

      6. Financial provisions

        1. 15.Provision as to the amount, or manner of determining the...

        2. 16.Provision with respect to the manner in which moneys received...

        3. 16A.Provision enabling the Secretary of State to set the rate...

        4. 17.Provision as to the fees, costs, charges and other expenses...

        5. 18.Provision as to the fees, costs, charges and other expenses...

        6. 19.Provision as to the fees, costs, charges and other expenses...

      7. Information and records

        1. 20.Provision requiring registrars and other officers of courts having jurisdiction...

        2. 21.Provision requiring a creditor, member or contributory, or such a...

        3. 22.Provision as to the manner in which public examinations under...

        4. 23.Provision imposing requirements with respect to— (a) the preparation and...

        5. 24.Provision requiring the person who is the supervisor of a...

        6. 25.Provision as to the manner in which the liquidator of...

        7. 26.Provision imposing requirements in connection with the carrying out of...

      8. General

        1. 27.Provision conferring power on the Secretary of State or the...

        2. 28.Provision conferring a discretion on the court.

        3. 29.Provision conferring power on the court to make orders for...

        4. 30.Provision making non-compliance with any of the rules a criminal...

        5. 31.Provision making different provision for different cases or descriptions of...

    15. SCHEDULE 9

      Provisions Capable of Inclusion in Individual Insolvency Rules

      1. Courts

        1. 1.Provision with respect to the arrangement and disposition of the...

        2. 2.Provision for enabling a registrar in bankruptcy of the High...

        3. 3.Provision for regulating the practice and procedure of any court...

        4. 4.Provision conferring rights of audience, in courts exercising jurisdiction for...

      2. Notices, etc.

        1. 5.Provision requiring notice of any proceedings under Parts 7A to...

        2. 6.Provision with respect to the form, manner of serving, contents...

        3. 7.Provision specifying the persons to whom any notice under Parts...

      3. Debt relief orders

        1. 7A.Provision as to the manner in which the official receiver...

        2. 7B.Provision as to the manner in which any requirement that...

        3. 7C.Provision modifying the application of Part 7A in relation to...

      4. Debt relief restrictions orders and undertakings

        1. 7D.Provision about debt relief restrictions orders, interim orders and undertakings,...

      5. Register of debt relief orders and debt relief restrictions orders etc

        1. 7E.Provision about the register required to be maintained by section...

      6. Registration of voluntary arrangements

        1. 8.Provision for the registration of voluntary arrangements approved under Part...

        2. 8A.Official receiver acting on voluntary arrangement

      7. Interim receiver

        1. 9.Provision as to the manner in which an interim receiver...

      8. Receiver or manager

        1. 10.Provision as to the manner in which the official receiver...

      9. Administration of individual insolvency

        1. 11.Provision with respect to the certification of the appointment of...

        2. 12.The following provision with respect to meetings of creditors—

        3. 13.Provision as to the functions, membership and proceedings of a...

        4. 14.Provision as to the manner in which any requirement that...

        5. 15.Provision as to the manner in which any requirement imposed...

        6. 16.Provision as to the terms and conditions that may be...

        7. 17.Provision as to the debts that may be proved in...

        8. 18.Provision with respect to the manner of the distribution of...

        9. 19.Provision modifying the application of Parts VIII to XI of...

      10. Financial provisions

        1. 20.Provision as to the amount, or manner of determining the...

        2. 21.Provision with respect to the manner in which moneys received...

        3. 21A.Provision enabling the Secretary of State to set the rate...

        4. 22.Provision as to the fees, costs, charges and other expenses...

        5. 23.Provision as to the fees, costs, charges and other expenses...

      11. Information and records

        1. 24.Provision requiring registrars and other officers of courts having jurisdiction...

        2. 25.Provision requiring a creditor or a committee established under section...

        3. 26.Provision as to the manner in which public examinations under...

        4. 27.Provision imposing requirements with respect to— (a) the preparation and...

        5. 28.Provision requiring the person who is the supervisor of a...

        6. 29.Provision as to the manner in which the trustee of...

        7. 29A.Bankruptcy restrictions orders and undertakings

      12. General

        1. 30.Provision conferring power on the Secretary of State to make...

        2. 31.Provision conferring a discretion on the court.

        3. 32.Provision making non-compliance with any of the rule a criminal...

        4. 33.Provision making different provision for different cases including different provision...

    16. SCHEDULE 10

      Punishment of Offences under this Act

      1. Note:. . . . . . . . . ....

    17. SCHEDULE 11

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. Part I Company Insolvency and Winding Up

        1. Administration orders

          1. 1.(1) Where any right to appoint an administrative receiver of...

        2. Receivers and managers (England and Wales)

          1. 2.(1) In relation to any receiver or manager of a...

        3. Receivers (Scotland)

          1. 3.(1) In relation to any receiver appointed under section 467...

        4. Winding up already in progress

          1. 4.(1) In relation to any winding up which has commenced,...

        5. Statement of affairs

          1. 5.(1) Where a winding up by the court in England...

        6. Provisions relating to liquidator

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies as regards the liquidator in the...

        7. Winding up under supervision of the court

          1. 7.The repeals in Part II of Schedule 10 the Insolvency...

        8. Saving for power to make rules

          1. 8.(1) Paragraphs 4 to 7 are without prejudice to the...

        9. Setting aside of preferences and other transactions

          1. 9.(1) Where a provision in Part VI of this Act...

      2. Part II Individual Insolvency

        1. Bankruptcy (general)

          1. 10.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Part of...

          2. 11.(1) In relation to any such case as is mentioned...

          3. 12.Transactions entered into before the appointed day have effect on...

        2. Discharge from old bankruptcy

          1. 13.(1) Where a person— (a) was adjudged bankrupt before the...

        3. Provisions relating to trustee

          1. 14.(1) This paragraph applies as regards the trustee in the...

        4. Copyright

          1. 15.(1) Where a person who is adjudged bankrupt on a...

        5. Second bankruptcy

          1. 16.(1) Sections 334 and 335 of this Act apply with...

        6. Setting aside of preferences and other transactions

          1. 17.(1) A performance given, assignment made or other transaction entered...

        7. Bankruptcy offences

          1. 18.(1) Where a bankruptcy order is made under this Act...

        8. Power to make rules

          1. 19.(1) The preceding provisions of this Part of this Schedule...

      3. Part III Transitional Effect of Part XVI

        1. 20.(1) A transaction entered into before the appointed day shall...

      4. Part IV Insolvency Practitioners

        1. 21.Where an individual began to act as an insolvency practitioner...

      5. Part V General Transitional Provisions and Savings

        1. Interpretation for this Part

          1. 22.In this Part of this Schedule, “the former enactments” means...

        2. General saving for past acts and events

          1. 23.So far as anything done or treated as done under...

        3. Periods of time

          1. 24.Where any period of time specified in a provision of...

        4. Internal cross-references in this Act

          1. 25.Where in any provision of this Act there is a...

        5. Punishment of offences

          1. 26.(1) Offences committed before the appointed day under any provision...

        6. References elsewhere to the former enactments

          1. 27.(1) A reference in any enactment, instrument or document (whether...

        7. Saving for power to repeal provisions in section 51

          1. 28.The Secretary of State may by order in a statutory...

        8. Saving for Interpretation Act 1978 ss. 16, 17

          1. 29.Nothing in this Schedule is to be taken as prejudicing...

    18. SCHEDULE 12

      Enactments Repealed

    19. SCHEDULE 13

      Consequential Amendments of Companies Act 1985

      1. Part I Internal and Other Section References Amended or Re-amended

      2. Part II Amendement of Part XXVI (Interpretation)

        1. In Part XXVI of the Companies Act, after section 735,...

    20. SCHEDULE 14

      Consequential Amendments of other Enactments

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