Category: Insolvency laws

If My Company Goes Bust Will It Harm My Personal Credit Rating?

If your business faces closure this year you will no doubt have plenty of things on your mind to worry about without adding personal worries to the equation. One of the major concerns for many directors is the potential impact on their own financial future and their credit rating in particular. To ease those worries,…




Can A Dissolved Company Be Restored?

If your business is facing insolvency this year then you may be thinking about what happens after. Will everything you worked for be gone for ever?   Sometimes a business will reach its natural end with no prospect of a rescue or rebirth while it is possible for some businesses to come back from the dead….




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…




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…




Government Proposes Clampdown On Directors Who Dissolve Companies To Avoid Obligations

Some high profile insolvencies in recent such as the controversial case involving former high street retailers BHS, has led to the government proposing a clampdown on directors who try to avoid paying staff and pensions by liquidating companies.     As part of the proposals, companies will be given more time to try to rescue a business…




When Insolvency Has A Bigger Sting In The Tail

The story of one unfortunate former restaurant owner serves as a warning that insolvency can leave business owners open to further scrutiny of their business.   The recent case involving Azam Ail, former director of the Indian Restaurant Pabna Restaurant Ltd (Pabna) ended with 9-year ban from the promotion, formation or management of a company unless…




Why Customer Retention Is Important

Customer retention can mean the difference between business success and business failure so working on it is of vital importance to any business particularly in tough times.   If your business is in financial difficulty, then your regular customers can provide some vital help in getting it back on track. Not only that, happy customers and…