Can a Creditor Withdraw a Winding Up Petition?

Although unusual there are cases where winding up petitions can be withdrawn but the odds will be stacked against a company once a creditor decides to take this step.   Winding up orders can carry risks to creditors themselves as well as the business they are serving it on, therefore withdrawing the order would require a…




Will Business Insolvency Mean I Lose My House?

Losing a business to insolvency is bad enough – losing the home you worked equally hard for is something else. This is why many business owners end up worried about the implications of their business entering insolvency and whether or not they will be personally liable.   Unfortunately for sole traders, this will almost certainly be…




Will Business Insolvency Cost Me Anything?

The answer to this is it depends both on the complexities involved, creditors and insolvency practitioners hired to deal with the process. Insolvency should never be seen as an easy option as a result of the many variables that need to be considered first.   Potential fees for a business going insolvent might include the costs…




What is Debt Management?

Your business may require debt management if it is no longer generating enough income to cover its outstanding liabilities under the original agreements made with its creditors. The process is similar to when individuals ask for help to pay their debts rather than face insolvency and potential bankruptcy.   While any company requiring debt management services…




Can You Start Up A New Company Immediately After Liquidating A Company?




More Construction Insolvencies As Carillion Fallout Continues

Anyone hoping for better news in the construction industry will have to wait longer as data shows hundreds of construction firms entered insolvency in the first quarter of the year.   The collapse of Carillion may have grabbed all the headlines due to its high profile and size, but the ripple effect is already looking a…




Is Your Business Set Up To Fail?

This may sound like an odd question, we can all talk about how we work hard to succeed at our businesses, put in the hours and so on but often this effort can be misplaced and not in the long term interests of the business.   Weaknesses in any of the key areas of what makes…




How to Stave Off Insolvency

Insolvency is something businesses of all sizes are vulnerable to as we have witnessed in recent years. Once a business gets into financial difficulty, then things tend to take on a momentum that is difficult to stop as the slide towards insolvency continues. Sometimes a business can be brought back from the brink if owners…




Guide to Exit Strategies

Every business owner(s) or shareholders should have an exit strategy because there will inevitably come a time when the business itself reaches the end of its life or the owners wish to leave the business and move on. But what exactly is an exit strategy in practice? Here’s a brief guide to explain…  The confusing…




Why You Can’t Always Rely On Your Accountants View of Business Solvency

Recent events have shown that even some of the country’s largest accountancy firms can fail to spot the imminent collapse of a business.   Take for instance the case of KPMG signing off the accounts of construction firm Carillion, only to find that just a few short months later the company announced a profit warning. This…