Data about company investigations, criminal investigations & criminal prosecutions in 2020

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Dear Insolvency Service,

I hope all’s well. I am making a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act about company investigations, criminal investigations & criminal prosecutions.

I would like to have a set of specific, discrete data, please:

1. How many company investigations did the IS commence during the below time periods (resulting from any concern raised by any party, including those within the IS) - 1 Jan 2020 to 30 June 2020; 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020? Of these investigations, how many of those investigations are on-going as of 1 January 2021?

2. How many criminal investigations did the IS commence during the below time periods (resulting from any concern raised by any party, including those within the IS) - 1 Jan 2020 to 30 June 2020; 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020? Of these, how many of those investigations are on-going as of 1 January 2021?

3. How many criminal prosecutions did the IS commence during these time periods (resulting from any concern raised by any party, including those within the IS) - 1 Jan 2020 to 30 June 2020; 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020? Of these, how many of those investigations are on-going as of 1 January 2021?

4. How many company investigations, regardless of type, did the IS commence during these time periods (resulting from any concern raised by any party, including those within the IS) - 1 Jan 2020 to 30 June 2020; 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020? Please break them down by type - criminal, live (s3447) and insolvent (and others that may exist).

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Surr

FOI, Insolvency Service

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Dear Mr Surr,

In response to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request below, please find our response attached.

Kind Regards,

Information Rights Officer | Digital Technology Services | The Insolvency Service - Delivering economic confidence | 3rd Floor, Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD | @InsolvencyGovUK | www.gov.uk/insolvency-service |

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