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    29th February 2020
    Plunging stockmarkets, self-isolation, social distancing, travel bans... there is no doubt that 2020 is shaping up to be a year with a unique set of challenges for everyone. Businesses will undoubtedly be affected by the short-, medium- and long-term effects of the coronavirus. If you run a bus [ Read More ]
    11th January 2018
    Happy New Year 2018! Isn't it amazing how January seems to come round more quickly each year? The world seems to be moving faster, with everything apparently speeding up and the weeks and months flying by at an ever-increasing pace. The world of business is no different. Time marches on and, for [ Read More ]
    22nd November 2017
    The Government’s Insolvency Service have published new figures that show a big increase in the number of companies going bust in recent months. In the third quarter of the year ending September 2017, there were 4,152 company insolvencies in England and Wales. There was an increase of 15% in the [ Read More ]
    27th September 2017
    We often get asked, what are the most common business problems that we are asked to solve? Every situation is different however there are some common themes that we come across time and time again. Here we outline some of the most common reasons for company financial problems. If you are struggling [ Read More ]
    28th April 2017
    The latest statistics published by the Government’s Insolvency Service have shown that the number of companies going into liquidation has increased in the first three months of 2017. In the period January to March there were 3,529 company liquidations, an increase of 5.3% on the previous quarter a [ Read More ]
    31st March 2017
    A very common reason for business owners to contact us is that they have been threatened with winding up by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). This is bound to cause sleepless nights about what to do next. The good news is – we can help. HMRC regularly use the threat of a winding up petition to push [ Read More ]
    3rd January 2017
    The New Year is a time for celebration, reflection on last year and new resolutions and new opportunities for the year ahead. But for many business owners, a VAT bill due for payment in January or February can be an unwelcome way to bring in the new year. [caption id="attachment_3841" align="alignr [ Read More ]
    1st November 2016
    LATEST government statistics have revealed that the number of companies going bust and people becoming insolvent in England and Wales is once again on the increase. From what I can see, the figures are a reflection of continuing economic uncertainty in the wake of the Brexit vote. A total of 3,633 [ Read More ]
    7th October 2016
    It is a sad fact of life that I am sometimes approached by company directors who have decided to close their companies as they have exhausted their options for continuing the business. It is a difficult decision for a business owner to make but I am often told that making the decision can in itself [ Read More ]
    10th May 2016
    Uncertainty regarding the possibility of the UK leaving the EU, and worries regarding the introduction of auto-enrolment pension, are the joint top business concerns for UK companies according to research published by R3, the insolvency trade body. When asked about topics which were of concern to t [ Read More ]