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Why chase failed SMEs for unpaid Bounce Back debt?

Why chase failed SMEs for Covid debts?

The Insolvency Service recently announced plans to investigate business owners who close down companies without repaying the government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) debts. Considering the chronology of events, and state of the economy, such a strategy seems unjust. Here’s why… The implementation, abandonment, and then reinstatement of lockdown restrictions caught business owners, and most…

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Creditors vulnerable without winding-up petitions

Creditors are vulnerable without statutory demands and winding-up petitions

The UK Government’s decision to extend the temporary restrictions on statutory demands and winding-up petitions for Covid-19 related debts until 31 December 2020 offers some reprieve for hundreds of thousands SMEs. However, statutory demands and winding-up petitions are essential to debt enforcement and insolvency proceedings. Consequently, it’s difficult to fathom how prohibiting creditors from engaging…

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Congested courts the only option for debt enforcement

While the restricted use of statutory demands and winding-up petitions will provide a lifeline for many struggling companies, the move also forces creditors chasing overdue debts into an already overburdened court system. As it stands, the only remedy to enforce payment of a debt is through a High Court enforcement officer. You may send out…

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