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The Postal Administration Rules 2013

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43.—(1) A person claiming to be a creditor of the company and wishing to recover their debt in whole or in part must (subject to any order of the court to the contrary) submit their claim in writing to the postal administrator.

(2) A creditor who claims is referred to as “proving” for their debt and a document by which they seek to establish their claim is their “proof”.

(3) Subject to the next paragraph, a proof must—

(a)be made out by, or under the direction of, the creditor and authenticated by them or a person authorised in that behalf; and

(b)state the following matters—

(i)the creditor’s name and address;

(ii)if the creditor is a company, its registered number;

(iii)the total amount of the creditor’s claim (including value added tax) as at the date on which the company entered postal administration less any payments made after that date in respect of the claim, any deduction under Rule 54 and any adjustment by way of set-off in accordance with Rule 55;

(iv)whether or not the claim includes outstanding uncapitalised interest;

(v)particulars of how and when the debt was incurred by the company;

(vi)particulars of any security held, the date on which it was given and the value which the creditor puts on it;

(vii)details of any reservation of title in respect of goods to which the debt refers; and

(viii)the name, address and authority of the person authenticating the proof (if other than the creditor themselves).

(4) There shall be specified in the proof details of any documents by reference to which the debt can be substantiated; but (subject as follows) it is not essential that such document be attached to the proof or submitted with it.

(5) The postal administrator may call for any document or other evidence to be produced to the postal administrator, where the postal administrator thinks it necessary for the purpose of substantiating the whole or any part of the claim made in the proof.

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