Bankruptcy threshold rises to £5,000

  • Personal Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy threshold will increase to £5,000 for creditors’ bankruptcy petitions presented after 1 October 2015 as set out in the Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) Order 2015.  Should a bankruptcy petition be presented prior to this date, the current minimum bankruptcy level of £750 will apply.   Whilst debtors will welcome the move, creditors wishing to enforce a debt which is less than £5,000 should act now in order to benefit from the current bankruptcy threshold.