The looming insolvency crisis

A record number of corporate insolvencies in the first quarter of 2022 suggest the corporate sector faces a crisis

Back in May, we warned that a wave of company failures would hit UK firms in the latter half of 2022. Just three months later, it appears the situation may be even grimmer than predicted. This week, reports revealed that corporate insolvencies were up more than 80% in the past quarter compared to 2021. This…

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How to avoid the debt tsunami

A rise in corporate insolvencies in 2022 suggests that business are facing a tsunami of post-pandemic debt

According to the Insolvency Service, there was a 115% increase in corporate insolvencies last month, compared to the same period in April 2021. The increase from 925 registered cases follows the phasing out of the temporary insolvency measures brought in to protect companies from creditor action during the pandemic. The insolvency industry had warned of…

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Insolvency and debt recovery specialists

Insolvency & Law successfully obtained winding up orders whilst the Government's insolvency restrictions were in place

Last month, the Government lifted the insolvency restrictions introduced to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, the repeal of Section 10 of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) should please creditors. Creditors were still able to obtain winding-up orders. However, Section 10 of the act compelled them to: Only pursue debts of £10,000…

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Consumers warned over pre-paid energy scams

Consumers warned to avoid discounted pre-pay energy top-ups

Britain’s leading fraud prevention service, Cifas, has warned gas and electricity customers to avoid pre-paid energy scams disguised as discounted offers. The scams have already affected over 188,000 victims, including British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Scottish Power, and SSE customers. It’s no secret the cost of living is increasing at a startling rate. Many UK…

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How to challenge a statutory demand

Company directors, business owners, and individuals can expect to receive more statutory demands in 2022 compared to previous years. Why? Covid-19 has forced many people and companies to give more credit than usual, and making a statutory demand is the first thing they’ll do when attempting to recover overdue debts. A statutory demand is a…

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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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