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administrations are usually longer and more expensive than CVLs

When directors resolve not to rescue an insolvent company, an insolvency practitioner (IP) may recommend placing the company into administration. However, in many instances a creditors’ voluntary liquidation (CVL) would be a more suitable insolvency procedure. Whereas companies remain in administration for at least 12 months, CVLs usually take less time and therefore incur fewer…

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Creditors must move swiftly and request ameeting of creditors

Many business owners and directors will return after lockdown to discover they’ve become creditors in a statutory insolvency procedure, most likely administration. This is because administration is an attractive solution for business owners looking to avoid incurring further debts with suppliers following Covid-19. The procedure is a rescue mechanism for asset-rich but insolvent companies and…

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Pre-pack administrations help directors restructure their businesses

Expect an increase in pre-pack administrations over the next 6 months as panic-stricken company directors consider their restructuring options post lockdown. Depending on the circumstances, a pre-pack administration can offer huge benefits to the director of a profitable, but insolvent company. The procedure is a useful restructuring mechanism that helps business owners place insolvent companies…

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Post lockdown, many directors will restructure their companies using insolvency procedures, most likely administration or a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). The Government recently introduced a moratorium facility, which offers 20 to 40 days of protection from creditors. But a director who opts for this will undoubtedly find themselves considering a CVA or administration once the…

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Post-lockdown restructuring solutions

Post lockdown, plenty of directors will realise that placing their companies into a statutory insolvency procedure is probably their best restructuring solution. Last month, the Government introduced a moratorium procedure that provides companies with up to 40 days of protection from creditors. This new facility will prove useful to many. However, it doesn’t really matter…

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Company directors, insolvency and moratoriums

Under the provisions of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, struggling companies can be placed into a new statutory insolvency procedure. But what are the pros and cons of the moratorium? The moratorium provides up to 40 business days of protection from creditors. This should be ample time to secure additional investment and remodel…

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