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  In June 2010, we posted an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain.

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After a company is liquidated either through a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) or compulsorily winding up by the court, the actions of the directors during the previous 12 months usually come under  careful  scrutiny. If the liquidator (or official receiver) believes the director(s) in question did not act in accordance with their duties, they can…

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A Winding Up Petition (WUP) is the most serious action that can be taken against a company and usually is only issued if a creditor is determined to recover an undisputed debt or put the company out of business because the debtor company is believed to be insolvent. The creditor will issue a statutory demand,…

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JJB Sports Company Voluntary Arrangement

JJB Sports owners are ‘delighted’ to have concluded their company voluntary arrangement (CVA) last month. The sports equipment retailer entered into a CVA with creditors and shareholders in May 2009 to avoid collapse. But what is a CVA? Companies apply for CVAs when they’re overwhelmed by debt liability and, as a result, unable to trade.…

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If you’ve been served with a winding up petition, selling your assets should be seriously considered as a viable option to help save your business. In fact, if selling your assets is an option, the sooner you do so the better and preferably before a winding up petition have been presented against your company. If…

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