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Prepare your business for Brexit, deal or no-deal

Irrespective of who becomes the UK’s next Prime Minister, it’s essential that business owners prepare for Brexit. Cynical business leaders may take advantage if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without an exit deal on 31 October. It’s likely they will show no loyalty to European suppliers after the leave date. Consequently, don’t be…

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Pros and cons of CVAs for debtors and creditors

Office Holdings, owner of Office and Offspring shoe shops, is said to be the latest high-profile retailer to consider entering a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – so what’s a CVA, and why are they so popular? In recent weeks, clothing and accessories merchant Monsoon Accessorize, and the Arcadia Group – home to brands such as…

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Congratulations to Arcadia’s CVA creditors

Creditors of a business that has recently entered a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) would be wise to follow the example set last month by the creditors of waning fashion retailer Arcadia. Arcadia’s creditors did well to encourage Sir Philip Green and his wife to part with more money than they’d intended. Simply by standing up…

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Blame bad management, not Brexit for insolvencies

Corporate insolvencies are on the rise, but why? Some ‘experts’ have been quick to associate Brexit with the collapse of manufacturer British Steel, fashion retailer Arcadia, and the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group – but I doubt these collapses have anything to do with our decision to leave the European Union. When business was booming in…

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