For this page I shall refer to the bankruptcy register to describe the part of the individual insolvency register that holds bankruptcy details for England and Wales in the UK. The individual insolvency register contains details of matters relating to bankruptcies and individual voluntary arrangements that the Secretary of State is required to keep by law.
There is also a bankruptcy restrictions order register, which contains details of matters relating to interim bankruptcy restrictions orders, bankruptcy restrictions orders and also bankruptcy restrictions undertakings. The bankruptcy register is required to be open on any business day and between the hours of 9am and 5pm for public inspection. Where information is required to be entered into the register then it must do so as soon as is reasonably practicable after the event has taken place.
The insolvency rules state that the official receiver must enter the particular information onto the bankruptcy register. These details will allow someone searching the register to identify you and will provide them with enough information to formally identify the court dealing with your bankruptcy as well as the case number.
In particular the following information will be recorded by the official receiver following the making of the bankruptcy order.
Information for identification of the debtor - available from the petition:
Information to identify the debtor's bankruptcy case - available upon receipt of the sealed copy of the bankruptcy order by the official receiver.
The following further information is also required to be entered on the bankruptcy register, as soon as reasonably practicable after receipt, by the official receiver.
Other information that the official receiver is expected to enter onto the bankruptcy register include details of:
The Secretary of State will delete all information about the bankruptcy when:
Access to information on the bankruptcy register can be accessed at your local official receiver's office. You can search for the number in the Yellow Pages or go to the Insolvency Service website.
Searching online is also available using the individual insolvency register