Following concerns expressed by the Government and the Insolvency Service, the Offi ce of Fair Trading has launched an investigation into the world of corporate insolvency. A recent World Bank report revealed that the costs of closing a business in the UK are higher than other countries with similar or better recovery rates. The study will look at the structure of the market, the appointment process for insolvency practitioners and any features in the market which could result in harm, such as higher fees or lower recovery rates for certain groups of creditors.