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Comments and moderation

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Moderation policy

Blog comments are pre-moderated to check they comply with the Insolvency Service blog participation guidelines above. If comments do not follow our guidelines they will not be published.

Here is a brief outline of how we evaluate comments.

If the comment is on topic, adds value to the discussion and is something we can reply to publicly, we’ll do so as quickly as we can.

If the comment is asking for information or detail relating to another Insolvency Service channel, such as GOV.UK content, we'll pass the query on and make sure it is dealt with as quickly as possible. We will update the user on progress.

If the comment raises an issue with a tool or transaction or reporting a performance problem, we’ll alert the team responsible and tell the user this has been done.

If the comment is about an unrelated aspect of the Insolvency Service’s performance, we will not publish the post. Instead we’ll monitor and discuss with the digital communication team first, referring to the participation guidelines.