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IT supplier? Got a customer who won't pay? Dob them in to the Insolvency Service

Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

Further ramifications

Thinking further about this. It can sometimes be years before activity on a company in administration ceases. For example for years after the initial event HMRC might want to consult accounting records that are in backups that, practically speaking, only the IT company that supported them can easily resurrect. That is a very onerous obligation, particularly where the software used by the company at time of insolvency cannot read old backups, and old backups cannot be read because the software that created them cannot be reinstalled in order to view them.

Looks like there is a market for IT consultants to advertise such services to insolvency practitioners. Hmmm...

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