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Ed Boyce made this Freedom of Information request to Insolvency Service

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Dear Insolvency Service,

The Insolvency Service are required under FOIA to provide information as an agency of BEIS.

1.What records you hold regarding IP’s insolvency licence.

2.If Mr James Paul Shaw only had a partial licence for insolvency appointments in relation to companies or individuals only, why would The Insolvency Service be unaware of this fact.

3.If Mr Shaw only held a partial licence for insolvency appointments in relation to companies how would it be possible to be appointed a trustee or joint trustee for individuals .

4.Or does The Insolvency Service have no interest in whether a IP is a licence holder with the correct ICAEW insolvency licence .

5.What information and policy do the The Insolvency Service hold relating to your IP’s and their qualifications and details that you register.

6.And what actions does your service take if an IP has acted under an incorrect insolvency licence, a partial licence that only applies to company appointments not a licence for appointments for individuals.

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

FOI, Insolvency Service

Good Morning

The FOI team acknowledge your Freedom of Information Request and I have assigned it the reference FOI21/22-125. I will reply to you no later than 10 January 2022 in line with our 20 working day statutory guidelines.

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Mr Boyce

Please see attached response to your Freedom of Information Request

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for confirming that The Insolvency Service are informed annually at the start of every year of the number of Insolvency Practitioners licensed by each recognised professional body which includes information on whether they hold a full or partial (i.e. they can only take corporate or personal appointments) licence.

How is it possible for your service to claim not to know whether or not IPs are qualified if you can hide their information and if their membership paid regulators can also conspire with you to conceal which licence they hold and for which periods.

The Insolvency Service must know which licence Mr James Paul Shaw held through ICAEW and which licence Mr Michael Abram Goldstein held through ICAEW and when he changed regulator to the IPA.

Why does your service not provide this information on your register otherwise what is to stop IPs misrepresenting their authority and with the Insolvency Service colluding with both the IPs and their paid regulators that you are supposed to oversee.

There is no valid reason to conceal the qualifications of IPs the Insolvency Service is ultimately responsible for regulating, please provide the information that your services holds. Dates and which licence is held for which IP and through which paid membership regulator.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

Dear FOI,

When will the Insolvency Service be answering this FOIR.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

FOI, Insolvency Service

Mr Boyce

I have already given you all of the information we hold. As stated in my response: "The Insolvency Service are informed annually at the start of every year of the number of IPs licenced by each recognised professional body" As such we do not hold anything more specific and you should direct your questions to the RPB responsible for the individual IP's. They provide this limited information to us. Any information about individual IP's would not be released under FOI because personal data is exempt under S40(2) of the FOIA.

All information we hold that we are obliged to publish is in our annual statistics here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

If you want me to raise a formal internal review of your original request then I can, however I have already provided everything that you are entitled to.

Regards

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Dear FOI,

Are the Insolvency Service who are also a gateway regulator saying that you do not know whether or not your Insolvency Practitioners hold a licence to practice when many IPs are also appointed by the Secretary of State as trustees?

What records do you hold as to which insolvency practitioners licence, either partial or full is required to be held?

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

Ed Boyce left an annotation ()

How ridiculous is this ? Would be like the DVLA claiming not to know which licence is required to drive and not knowing who holds a provisional or full licence.

FOI, Insolvency Service

Dear Mr Boyce

As I have already stated in my previous responses, we hold no further information on this matter. The only information we hold on individual IP's is what they upload to the electronic system which is then uploaded to the eIIR. We get notified of renewals of the IP licences but it is all dealt with by the governing body, anyone that deregisters as an IP has their cases moved over to another IP and we are notified when they update the details. The Insolvency Service do not check licences as we only update data supplied by either IP or regs team.

You should direct your questions to the RPB who oversees the individual IP as I am unable to assist you any further.

Any further correspondence on the same or a substantially similar topic will be considered as vexatious pursuant to section 14(2) FoIA and will not be responded to.

Kind Regards

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Dear FOI,

That you for confirming as the overseeing regulator that you have no idea whether or not your registered Insolvency Practitioners are fully qualified or only partially and rely solely on the IPs or their regulators honesty and information that they choose or do not choose to up load or update.

What if the Insolvency Practitioners and/or their regulating body (that IPs pay as members) simply refuse to provide or supply any proof of their qualifications, how can they be obtained and what actions or influence does the Insolvency Service have to stop any concealment.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce