35% of banned directors abused Covid support

7 out of every 20 UK company directors who were banned during the first four months of 2022 were guilty of fraud or abusing the Government's Covid-19 support schemes

7 out of every 20 UK company directors struck off in 2022 were guilty of abusing the Government’s Covid-19 loan or job support schemes, shocking statistics reveal. Between April and May, the Insolvency Service disqualified around 36 directors following claims of abuse and fraud, which is staggering. Still, many individuals and smaller companies may never…

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Is the director disqualification process futile?

There is no evidence that disqualification is sufficient punishment for a devious company director

In March 2022, P&O Ferries’ chief executive Peter Hebblethwaite brutally dismissed 800 workers without the consultation required under UK law. His actions led to the press and people on social media demanding consequences for such insensitive and potentially unlawful actions. Additionally, the government agency responsible for investigating director misconduct, the Insolvency Service, has commenced civil…

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Director disqualification and misconduct

Tips for directors accused of misconduct

Careless, deceitful, and delinquent company directors can expect to face disqualification proceedings if their actions cause creditors to suffer financial loss. Disgruntled shareholders and creditors (the people and businesses you owe) may take action against a director suspected of misfeasance or another serious transgression. However, a licensed insolvency practitioner (IP) usually instigates Director Disqualification Proceedings.…

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