Companies House keeps a register of disqualified directors. Details stored from the Insolvency Service and the courts shows:
- Their name, address, and date of birth (where available)
- Their nationality
- Their last registered address
- The start and end date of the disqualification
- The number of disqualifications they have
- The reason for getting disqualified
- The names of companies relevant to the disqualification
- Whether the court permits them to continue acting as a director
Get Full Details of a Director Disqualification
England, Scotland, and Wales
You can get full details of why the director got disqualified – providing it happened in the past three (3) months. The Insolvency Service would give you online access to a summary of the results and outcomes.
Contact the Insolvency Service in Northern Ireland
Note: Sending an email to ‘[email protected]’ is another way to get some details of disqualified directors.
Searching the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Register
Getting a debt relief order, a bankruptcy order (undischarged bankrupts), or other bankruptcy restrictions result in a ban from being the director of a company.
Note: If you search the bankruptcy and insolvency register it will show details of people who have been banned.
How to Report a Disqualified Director
There are several valid reasons to report a disqualified director to The Insolvency Service. Any director who gets disqualified should not be:
- Working as a director of a company or a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP) (unless they have permission from the court).
- Acting as an insolvency practitioner.
- Breaching any other restrictions related to the effect of a disqualification order.
- Involved in the formation, management, or promotion of a company (unless they have permission from the court).
You can also report a director for disqualification if they are subject to bankruptcy restrictions or they have been given:
- A Debt Relief Order
- A Bankruptcy Restrictions Order (BRO) or Undertaking (BRU)
- A Debt Relief Restrictions Order (DRRO) or Undertaking (DRRU)
Note: The process differs if you want to complain about a limited company (e.g. for committing fraud, running scams, selling a faulty product or service).