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    • terry.h
    • By terry.h 28th Sep 17, 10:02 AM
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    Employer Insolvent - Can't Pay Liquidator
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    • 28th Sep 17, 10:02 AM
    Employer Insolvent - Can't Pay Liquidator 28th Sep 17 at 10:02 AM
    The company I am working for is insolvent and we have had letters from the director stating this. The company is being placed into voluntary liquidation.

    Now, I know employees can claim through the government for pay owed, notice pay and redundancy but to do that you need a reference number from the insolvency practitioner.

    The problem is, the company has not yet been able to pay the insolvency practitioner to liquidate the company so it is not actually official.

    Is there any way to claim for money owed, as it's now been a month since we had a letter but it hasn't moved forward and I still have no reference number.
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    • lulu650
    • By lulu650 28th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
    I would recommend that you speak to the insolvency service directly;
    https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-if-your-employer-is-insolvent/where-to-get-help

    If you haven't already, you also need to be signing on to claim for any benefits you’re eligible for (like Jobseeker’s Allowance) as these payments will be deducted even if you don’t claim them.
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    • redmalc
    • By redmalc 1st Oct 17, 8:35 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 8:35 PM
    Terry H,If the Director cannot afford the services of a Liquidator it could be a big problem for the Employees because it will need a creditor to enforce a winding up petition against the company,normally HMRC will do this but it could take two to three months before the company gets put into the hands of the Official Receiver
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