Business recovery

Tax debt disqualifications dominate Insolvency Service stats

Director disqualifications due to tax debts an increasingly large proportion of Insolvency Service figures - lawyers warn that the service is not dealing with other types of activity

25 Feb 2014

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GT liquidators lose appeal of Tchenguiz documents disclosure

Liquidators lose appeal which will see them hand over litigation documents against the Tchenguiz brothers

21 Feb 2014

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Fee & regulatory reform: Insolvency Service inspired by FRC

The Insolvency Service proposes regulating both professional bodies and practitioners, as well as drive efficiency through capping fees, but why are they going to such lengths?

21 Feb 2014

BDO administrators rescue Kinky Knickers' manufacturer

Lingerie manufacturer behind Mary Portas’ underwear range is rescued in sale to former management

20 Feb 2014

Insolvency licensing: If it’s not broken don’t fix it

The government should not proceed with partial licensing plans for insolvency practitioners, argues Liz Bingham

17 Feb 2014

T5 shopfitters call in KPMG administrators

Administrators have made all 48 staff redundant following cash flow problems at Jarose Woodworking

17 Feb 2014

Ex-Bridge partner's court date pushed back

Preliminary hearing over fraud allegations against disqualified insolvency practitioner James Bradney and accountant Mike Worrall, pushed back

11 Feb 2014

Corporate and personal insolvencies fall, but hide true picture

Banks failing to call in debts and individuals using payday loans skewer government statistics

07 Feb 2014

European Union backs cross-border insolvency proposals

European Union vote could change international insolvency rules to create a register and streamline the process

06 Feb 2014

R3 critical of inclusion of partial licences in Deregulation Bill

Introduction of partial licences for IPs could undermine attempts to simplify insolvencies, R3 vice president warns

24 Jan 2014

Begbies Traynor: UK economy not out of the woods yet

Red Flag report highlights economy moving in the right direction but critically distressed businesses still rife

22 Jan 2014

BDO administrators called to Mary Portas lingerie factory

Headon & Quarmby, manufacturers of lingerie for Mary Portas and number of high street retailers calls in BDO administrators who make all staff redundant

20 Jan 2014

Eurodisney contractor calls in Deloitte administrator

Deloitte administrator Peter Allen called to international engineering business Mivan

14 Jan 2014

UHY administrators take special administration of Hartmann Capital

Andrew Andronikou and Peter Kubik are called to special administration of investment business Hartmann Capital

13 Jan 2014

Auditors raise concerns on emphasis put on like-for-like sales

Like-for-like sales cannot give a true reflection of a company’s growth, warns retail auditor group

09 Jan 2014

Menzies launches turnaround brand

Menzies reveals "mr3 turnaround" brand for its restructuring divison

08 Jan 2014

CCW recruits ex-R3 council member to insolvency division

James Martin a former PwC director, and ex-Moore Stephens and Begbies partner, takes role at CCW

07 Jan 2014

Leonard Curtis overtakes Begbies as top insolvency administrators

Leonard Curtis administrators were appointed to more cases than any other firm in 2013 according to London Gazette listings

03 Jan 2014

FRP administrators called to Christmas decoration company

Westfield, Canary Wharf and Lakeside shopping centre Christmas decoration company collapses

24 Dec 2013

The difference between law and accountancy firms

In the last year there has been a significant spike of law firm insolvencies. Accountants should take note to protect their own LLPs

23 Dec 2013

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Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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