On 16 June 2021, the government announced that the restrictions on commercial forfeiture for unpaid rent arrears has been extended until 25 March 2022. The restrictions, which have been in place since 26 March 2020, were due to be lifted on 30 June 2021....
If your business is in financial difficulty and may be insolvent you should seek specialist legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity. If the business subsequently enters a formal insolvency procedure and you have continued to trade whilst it was insolvent there is a high risk of an insolvency practitioner seeking to recover loss incurred in that period from directors personally.
Trading while insolvent can breach several provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986 which could result in directors disqualification proceedings.
As a company director it is your duty to act responsibly and act in the best interests of the company.
For more information of the duties of a director please click the following link: Directors' duties
If you would like to speak to a member of our insolvency law team to discuss your situation please call us on 01616 966 229, alternatively please complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.