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Insolvency warning signs

Our insolvency law team provide confidential, objective advice where our goal is to turn your business around, retain its value and avoid formal insolvency action, for advice contact us on 01616 966 229, alternatively please complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

Seeking independent advice early from a specialist legal firm like Stephensons will ensure you have a realistic assessment of your situation.

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The signs of insolvency

It is important that businesses and individuals recognise the warning signs of insolvency and act on these as early as possible. This will ensure you have more options available to you. If any of the following warning signs are familiar to you and your business you may benefit from speaking to a member of our insolvency law team, call us on 01616 966 229.

  • I have already made significant cuts but am still concerned about cash flow
  • My overheads are becoming increasingly unmanageable
  • Our sales are slowing down 
  • We are significantly short of our projected results
  • I have a personal guarantee for the bank lending to my business
  • Margins are dropping while competition is increasing 
  • I am worried about paying the HMRC or my VAT bill
  • Customers are taking longer to pay their bills and I have unpaid accounts
  • I am finding it difficult to pay creditors on time and stretching the credit terms
  • I am using one credit card to pay another and am only meeting minimum repayments or less each month
  • I have been served with court papers in respect of debts

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Renters Reform Bill abandoned

Following the announced election on the 4th of July 2024, it appears that the Renters Reform Bill has now been abandoned after it failed to become law before parliament was prorogued. The Renters Reform Bill was introduced in order to fulfil the 2019...

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Company directors banned for abusing covid support scheme

Though we are now four years on from the height of the covid pandemic, the Insolvency Service has been diligent in bringing justice to those directors who took advantage of government support schemes for their own financial gain. With 831 directors...

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Insolvency team reorder

  • Louise Hebborn
  • Julie Hunter
  • Andrew Whitehead
  • Jade Fairhurst
  • Neil Marshall
  • Georgia Gaffney
  • Aaron O'Brien
  • Matthew Smith