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Farepak

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Labour, Newport East

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many advertisements the Insolvency Service has placed about Farepak unclaimed funds in (a) newspapers, (b) magazines, (c) television, (d) social media, (e) transport and (f) radio.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Insolvency Service has not placed any adverts about Farepak. However, a statement was published on the Insolvency Service website (http://www.insolvency.gov.uk/insolvency/Companies/Farepak) asking creditors to contact them to claim their money.

The statement was also sent out via Twitter and generated 21 associated tweets, discussing the dividends.

The Director of Business Services at The Insolvency Service was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland and Wiltshire, two of the areas most affected by the collapse of the company.

The story also appeared in the Western Daily Press, Accountancy Age, Scotland Mail, and the Swindon Advertiser.

The Insolvency Service has liaised with media outlets and the matter has been covered by BBC Moneybox, MoneySaving Expert and BBC Watchdog.

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