Company insolvencies rapidly increasing

A surge in company liquidations in England and Wales since the Covid-19 pandemic

Government figures reveal a 40% increase in the number of registered companies that entered insolvency procedures during the past year. Newly-released data shows the number of companies entering statutory insolvency procedures has risen 15% compared to pre-pandemic levels in June 2019. Furthermore, the number of companies that were placed into a creditors’ voluntary liquidation (CVL)…

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Dark Side of Liquidation

Support for unsecured creditors in liquidations is scarce

When a limited company enters liquidation, for whatever reason, revenue from the sale of the company’s assets is redistributed amongst creditors and shareholders in order of priority.   The director’s powers cease and an insolvency practitioner (IP) takes over managing the company’s affairs. The director no longer has any control over the company or its…

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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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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing with HMRC Winding-up Petitions

Winding up petition from HMRC

  In June 2010, we posted an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain.

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Top UK Director Sir Clive Thompson Facing Disqualification Proceedings

The Insolvency Service (IS) is to launch disqualification proceedings against one of Britain’s leading businessmen, Sir Clive Thompson, over his role in the failure of Christmas savings club Farepack, according to the Daily Mail newspaper. More than 116,000 people lost a total of £40m when Farepack collapsed in 2006 – after lending around £35m to…

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