Insolvency

David Fletcher

Ex-KPMG partner takes BDO role

David Fletcher leaves KPMG after 12 years to take a similar role heading up restructuring at BDO

13 May 2013

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KPMG administrators rack up £2.4m fees for JJB

Administrators’ fees come in at £2.4m with the team also applying to extend the administration 24 months when it comes to an end in September

10 May 2013

UK Supreme Court

Court reduces risk of scheme deficits triggering insolvency

Supreme Court upholds decision to set a high threshold in declaring a business insolvent

09 May 2013

FRP Advisory creates Alliance network in UK & Ireland

UK and Ireland insolvency firms form alliance to better equip them to tackle cross-border insolvency cases

09 May 2013

Bankruptcies continue to fall

Individual insolvencies continue to decline with simplified bankruptcy process DROs, proving more popular than bankruptcies for third consecutive quarter

03 May 2013

Corporate collapses plummet in first quarter of 2013

Administrations, liquidations and receiverships all continue to decline according to Insolvency Service statistics

03 May 2013

Baker Tilly partner takes Duff & Phelps role

Peter Cooper joins Duff & Phelps as partner having previously held senior roles at Baker Tilly, E&Y and Lloyds

02 May 2013

Consortium buys insolvency practice Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps which handled the administration of Rangers FC is acquired by private equity consortium

26 Apr 2013

Government to introduce new sanctions on IPs this summer

This summer will see the introduction of a single gateway for complaints and common sanctions for insolvency practitioners rolled out across the regulators

26 Apr 2013

Begbies Traynor: UK will narrowly avoid triple dip recession

Red Flag report shows professional and support services sector should help the UK avoid a triple dip recession

24 Apr 2013

BDO administrators confirm sale of Portsmouth FC

Administrators sign off paperwork to sell the club to the Pompey Supporters Trust

22 Apr 2013

Duff & Phelps administrators save Axminster Carpets

Administrators sell carpet manufacturer to a consortium that includes the former managing director

08 Apr 2013

Administrators report £90m debt and SRA probe at Cobbetts

Law firm ran up liabilities of more than £90m before its collapse a report by KPMG administrators reveals

05 Apr 2013

Insolvency practitioners to be handed cross-border guidelines

The EU is funding new guidelines for IPs to promote coordination from courts in cross-border insolvencies

04 Apr 2013

Harrisons’ take special administration of Fyshe Horton Finney

Administrators called to regional stockbrokers following continuing losses and boardroom rifts

25 Mar 2013

PPF founding head of restructuring and insolvency steps down

Richard Favier OBE is to step down from his role as head of restructuring and insolvency at the Pension Protection Fund in July 2013

15 Mar 2013

Portsmouth FC administrators exchange contracts with PST

PKF administrators exchange contracts with Pompey Supporters Trust to sell the club, however the deal is dependent on a future High Court decision

11 Mar 2013

Harrisons administrators sell Scala Publishers in pre-pack

Guide book and exhibition catalogue publisher is sold to Channon Education

11 Mar 2013

Chantrey Vellacott liquidators called to Severn Four Credit Union

Member loan defaults and a failed merger lead to Chantrey Vellacott liquidators’ appointment at Severn Four Credit Union

07 Mar 2013

E&Y administrators arrange Dreams pre-pack

Ernst & Young administrators arrange pre-pack sale of Dreams to Sun Capital Partners but not for the whole business

06 Mar 2013

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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?

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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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