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Marketing Company enters Company Administration saving jobs

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The Problem Presented A marketing company’s accountant approached us as their client was receiving pressure from HMRC concerning their outstanding PAYE and corporation tax. The company was experiencing financial difficulty after investing large sums of money into their marketing pitches which turned out to be unsuccessful in winning them new business. The directors wanted to […]

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How unpaid invoices are affecting outstanding VAT bills

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According to the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), UK SMEs are currently owed a combined total of £67billion in unpaid invoices. ABFA’s research suggests that British SMES now have to wait longer for their invoices to be paid than they did back in 2009, at the height of the recession. This represents an increase of […]

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Understanding Liquidation; Solvent and Insolvent

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Many people hear the word liquidation and automatically think it is a negative process for businesses that are in trouble and suffering from insolvency through the fault of the directors. This article is going to explain the different reasons as to why insolvency occurs and highlight just how helpful a liquidation process can be for […]

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The rise of non-bank lending to SMEs

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No business can survive without enough cash to meet its immediate needs, regardless of whether the company has healthy order books and profit margins. Management must have an understanding of the amount of cash flow required to operate their business and this must be an ongoing understanding from the management. If they are looking for […]

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Changes to the Director Conduct Reports

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2016 will see the current director conduct report issued by office-holders during insolvency proceedings replaced by a single online form submitted by the office-holder to the Secretary of State. Starting next year, the current director conduct reports; statutory D1 & D2 forms, will be scrapped and replaced with this new streamline report. This new report […]

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Quarter 2 2015 Insolvency Statistics Review

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In the 12 months ending Q2 2015, 1 in 207 active companies went into liquidation. This is a drop from 1 in 200 which was the figure at the 12 months ending Q1 2015 and 1 in 177 in the 12 months ending Q2 2014. These figures relate to the improvement in the UK economy […]

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Summer Budget Overview 2015

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Yesterday saw Chancellor, George Osbourne give the Summer Budget 2015. In his opening statement, George Osbourne explained that this is a Budget that puts security first and recognises the hard work and sacrifice of the British people over the last five years; it will be a budget for working people.   Below are 8 key […]

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Cash Flow Difficulties with an Online Retail Company

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The Problem Presented We were approached by a company’s accountant who explained their client was experiencing severe cash flow difficulties with their online retail company. Unforeseen rapid growth led to problems within the company’s infrastructure specifically with their stock management. The cash flow pressure they were experiencing was coming from HMRC and some of their […]

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IT Consultancy Business enters MVL

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The Company was an IT consultancy business and had traded for around 10 years. The Director was a sole Director and Shareholder. The Director of the company advised that the company was solvent and had been a very successful company throughout the trading history. The company had only two creditors, their accountants for accountancy fees […]

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