Category: Insolvency Rules

What effect does debt have on mental health?

Business owners at risk of becoming insolvent may find that their mental health is suffering as well as their finances. There’s no doubt about it, debt is a burden, not just to your business, but to your health too. The strain of a failing business can also cause problems with personal finances, causing the pressure…




Tips for getting invoices paid on time

Although you can’t control when your customers decide to pay you, these tips will increase your chances of getting paid on time. Getting paid on time is key to your business’ success. One of the key reasons that businesses run into cash flow problems is because they’re struggling to collect the money owed to them….




Why your business needs to be proactive not reactive to succeed

<h1>A reactive business responds to events as and when they happen, whereas a proactive business pre-empts and plans for changes, challenges, and crisis.</h1> <p>If you’re a business owner, becoming proactive rather than reactive is key to remaining prosperous.</p> <p>Reactive businesses are always in a precarious situation. By not reacting to situations until forced to do…




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,…




How to Prepare for A Meeting with An Insolvency Practitioner

If you are planning to enter into an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA), you will need to have a meeting set up with an insolvency practitioner (IP) to discuss your case. The IP will expect you to come prepared with all the information required to set up the arrangement because if there is anything missing or…




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…




What Can You Do If You’re Wrongly Pursued For Debts?

You probably get spam emails every day claiming you owe money but it’s a totally different matter when the claim is genuine and your creditor is claiming you owe them money when this is not the case.   Most often this type of claim is made by an organisation you have not communicated with directly such…




HMRC Credit Card Payment Rule Change

More self-employed business owners could be pushed into debt as a result of a late change in the rules on using personal credit cards to pay tax bills.   While self-employed people with accountants or established accounts departments will have set aside sufficient funds to cover self-assessment tax bills this year, a decision by HMRC not…