Rachael Singh, Accountancy Age, Monday 21 June 2010 at 15:09:00

Plans to shut down Insolvency Service's technology for ten days is pushedback by more than two weeks


The Insolvency Service is to delay its planned shutdown of IT systems at thehead office and regional Official Receiver offices by more than two weeks.

Implementing the Service's IT project, Enabling the Future, requires itshutting all electronic filing and payments for ten days from 16 July to 26July. The full live rollout will take up to 2 August.

The shutdown date was originally due to start from 2 July to 12 July.

The Insolvency Service said: ?We recognise moving the shutdown period maymean re-planning payment schedules for some and I apologise for anyinconvenience this may cause, but I am sure users will agree that it isimportant to get the system right from the start.?

The shutdown will also mean that any payments requested by insolvencypractitioners, on behalf of creditors, to the Official Receiver will not beprocessed. The Official Receiver pays out approximately 19m a week tocreditors.

Final confirmation of the Service's shutdown date will be at the end of July.

Further reading:

InsolvencyService system upgrade will hit creditors