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Six Actions That Will Help Your Businesses Survive Covid-19

Six Actions That Will Help Your Businesses Survive Covid-19

Many businesses have continuity plans for dealing with unexpected events like losing key staff, IT failures or theft. But most continuity plans don’t account for how the business would deal with the effects of a worldwide pandemic like the one we’re currently experiencing.

  • Apr 2020
  • TMA UK
TWELVE MONTHS INTO PANDEMIC, NUMBER OF SMES IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS CONTINUES TO CLIMB

TWELVE MONTHS INTO PANDEMIC, NUMBER OF SMES IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS CONTINUES TO CLIMB

• 15% increase (93,000) in SMEs in significant financial distress in the first quarter of 2021 • 714,000 SMEs now in significant financial distress – 211,000 increase since the first lockdown in March 2020 • 24% increase in industrial transportation & logistics SMEs in significant distress in Q1 2021, now 27% higher than at the start of the health and economic crisis • Last quarter witnesses a 33% increase in start-ups in significant financial distress • SMEs in significant financial distress now employ over 3.2 million people

  • Apr 2021
  • TMA UK

Insolvency

What makes a director? De facto directors revisited

We revisit the key factors considered by the court in determining whether an individual is a de facto director, and how that was applied in the Kids Company director disqualification case.

  • May 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP

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  • Oct 2020
  • John Pye & Sons Ltd
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Henry Ford

Covid – One Year On

Covid – One Year On

As credit managers and credit controllers reflect on the challenges in managing their sales ledger asset over the past 12 months, we look at the various issues faced and how we expect that has changed the support needed from your credit control team moving forward.

  • Apr 2021
  • Veritas Commercial Services
The board and ensuring bank support

The board and ensuring bank support

Banks and other secured lenders are always significant stakeholders in any company and the loss of bank support usually represents an existential threat to the business.

  • Sep 2020
  • K2 Business Partners

Insolvency

Court enforces adjudicator’s decision in favour of an insolvent party

Styles & Wood Ltd v GE CIF Trustees [2020] EWHC 2694 (TCC) is one of the first cases where the Court has enforced an adjudicator’s decision in favour of an insolvent party, following the Supreme Court case of Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020] UKSC 25 in which it was held that companies in liquidation can adjudicate their construction disputes (see our article: Supreme Court holds that companies in liquidation can adjudicate their disputes).

  • Apr 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP

Insolvency

Force India – recording decisions

Insolvency Practitioners are required to keep records of decisions to sufficiently demonstrate the administration of each matter and any decisions made which materially affect the case pursuant to regulation 13 of The Insolvency Practitioners Regulations 2005 (the IP Regs).

  • Apr 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP
COVID-19: Proposed changes to insolvency law in response to the crisis announced by Government (UK)

Insolvency

COVID-19: Proposed changes to insolvency law in response to the crisis announced by Government (UK)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) over the weekend announced a number of proposed changes to UK insolvency law in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Apr 2020
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Emergence of the post-COVID interim market

Emergence of the post-COVID interim market

Susan Moor, Director of FRP Transition reviews the current state of play in the interim market, and provides her insight on what the future may hold as we move further out of lockdown.

  • Aug 2020
  • TMA UK
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Building Wellbeing into your Business Plan

Building Wellbeing into your Business Plan

Mental wellbeing has been high on the agenda since the pandemic broke out and while many organisations have taken the mental wellbeing of their staff more seriously in the last 18 months, few have gone so far as to build it into their business plan.

  • Aug 2021
  • TMA UK
Force India - IPs’ duties to third party bidders in a sales process

Insolvency

Force India - IPs’ duties to third party bidders in a sales process

The Court has recently been asked to consider the extent to which IPs conducting sales owe duties to bidders and buyers. In Uralkali v Rowley [2020] EWHC 3442 (Ch), a prospective purchaser of the Force India F1 racing team brought claims in negligence against the administrators of the company which owned and operated that racing team, for events relating to the sale and bidding process.

  • Apr 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP
The Finance Act 2020 and tax liability: what turnaround and interim directors need to know

The Finance Act 2020 and tax liability: what turnaround and interim directors need to know

The Finance Act 2020 came into force recently and has introduced a number of changes to the administration and structure of the UK’s tax system. Among these are new measures designed to tackle instances where individuals repeatedly (whether intentionally or not) use or benefit from company insolvency procedures to withhold tax that would otherwise be payable to HMRC – effectively depriving the public purse of valuable revenue for their own gain.

  • Oct 2020
  • FRP Advisory Group Ltd
Managing Redundancies in the Right Way

Managing Redundancies in the Right Way

Managing redundancies is not an easy process and is stressful for everyone involved. Even more so when the process is hampered by distance and face-to-face meetings are difficult. But last month, the OECD predicted that unemployment in the UK could rise to 11.7% by the end of the year, or 14.8% if the country suffers from a second wave of infections.

  • Sep 2020
  • TMA UK
The gloves are off: HMRC is gearing up to resume collection of tax arrears

The gloves are off: HMRC is gearing up to resume collection of tax arrears

Financial Crisis 2008/9 about how HMRC might respond to the arrears built up during the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Jul 2021
  • K2 Business Partners
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THE NEW RESTRUCTURING PLAN – IN DEPTH

THE NEW RESTRUCTURING PLAN – IN DEPTH

ALERT - EUROPEAN RESTRUCTURING WATCH

  • Jun 2020
  • Dechert LLP
It's okay to have all your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.

Elon Musk

NOW TAKING NEW APPLICANTS

NOW TAKING NEW APPLICANTS

Certified Turnaround Analyst Online Learning Programme ✓ 100% online ✓ Flexible, self-paced learning

  • Jul 2021
  • TMA UK
Director disqualification – lessons to be learned from the Kids Company decision

Insolvency

Director disqualification – lessons to be learned from the Kids Company decision

Following the compulsory liquidation of Kids Company (the background to which we outline in our article here), the Official Receiver (OR) alleged that the charity trustees and the CEO were unfit to be involved in the management of a company because they caused or allowed the charity to operate an unsustainable business model.

  • May 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP
Potential Coronavirus pandemic business winners and losers

Potential Coronavirus pandemic business winners and losers

Given the slight easing of Coronavirus-related restrictions a week ago, some businesses are in the very early stages of preparing to return to “normal” but which businesses are likely to emerge as the winners and losers in the future?

  • May 2020
  • K2 Business Partners

Insolvency

Re DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd [2021] EWHC 138 (Ch)

This case concerned the first consideration of the use of cross class cram down by the court. The case involved three subsidiary companies within the DeepOcean group that had each proposed a similar restructuring plan with their creditors.

  • Apr 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP
Covid 19 Returning to the Office – Not Just Where You Work, But How You Work

Covid 19 Returning to the Office – Not Just Where You Work, But How You Work

The start of the pandemic saw many businesses congratulating themselves on the pivotal achievement of relocating the majority of their office-based staff to home working. However, eighteen months on, the realities of getting employees back into the office is proving to be more challenging than locking down.

  • Sep 2021
  • Matero

Insolvency

Re-use of a company name after liquidation

In the current economic climate it is expected that many businesses will be forced into liquidation after the Covid-related financial support is gradually reduced, particularly when the current restrictions on presenting winding-up petitions are lifted.

  • Apr 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP
Restructuring in the recruitment and interim sector: What does the future hold?

Restructuring in the recruitment and interim sector: What does the future hold?

In a new publication, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the recruitment sector.

  • Feb 2021
  • TMA UK
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

Cross-border insolvencies in the UK and the EU – a quick guide

At 11pm on 31 December 2020, the UK left the European single market at the end of the transition period agreed as part of the 2019 Withdrawal Agreement. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement that was reached on Christmas Eve made no provision for continued recognition of, or co-operation in, insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

  • Feb 2021
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Unfair Prejudice and the ‘No Worse Off’ Test – CVAS And Restructuring Plans Compared

Insolvency

Unfair Prejudice and the ‘No Worse Off’ Test – CVAS And Restructuring Plans Compared

After a flurry of recent decisions arising from clashes between three distressed high profile companies and their landlords, we reflect on the areas of dispute and the similar but distinct tests considered by the court in CVAs and the new restructuring plans respectively.

  • Jul 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP
Inoculate your Board against Coronavirus Liabilities

Inoculate your Board against Coronavirus Liabilities

The Coronavirus has brought about uncertainty and is likely to lead to huge change. It has exposed many businesses and their models for making money, some of which will not survive whilst, at the same time, it has created opportunities for others to embrace a new world.

  • Aug 2020
  • K2 Business Partners
COVID-19 - 8th April Webinar - Recording

COVID-19 - 8th April Webinar - Recording

TMA UK were delighted to have teamed up with their Corporate Sponsor, Herbert Smith Freehills to host their first online Webinar this week titled: COVID-19: Consideration from a restructuring, turnaround and insolvency perspective.

  • Apr 2020
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Is your vacant property insured?

Is your vacant property insured?

Insurers take differing views regarding security precautions during the Covid19 crisis. Property owners need to ensure they are complying with policy conditions to avoid being exposed to losses

  • Jul 2021
  • Secure Empty Property
HSF Soundbite Series: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

HSF Soundbite Series: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 is now law and it is fair to say that the new Act is complex, with significant implications for companies in distress and most notably, suppliers, financial institutions and landlords.

  • Aug 2020
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Key Industries of the Future

Key Industries of the Future

Is it time to stop propping up traditional so-called UK Key Industries?

  • Jun 2020
  • K2 Business Partners
COVID-19 Business Support

Covid-19

COVID-19 Business Support

Understanding funding, tax deferral schemes, and other government initiatives.

  • Apr 2020
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  • BTG Advisory
Addressing the financial and operational challenges caused by COVID-19

Addressing the financial and operational challenges caused by COVID-19

Financier Worldwide Magazine discusses how to address the financial and operational challenges caused by COVID-19 with Alan Tilley, David Bryan and Matthew Quade at BM&T European Restructuring Solutions.

  • Apr 2020
  • TMA UK
Keeping Kids Company

Insolvency

Keeping Kids Company

The high profile collapse of the charity Kids Company in 2015 threw its charismatic CEO, Camila Batmanghelidjh, and its trustees into the public spotlight, leading to a parliamentary enquiry, a lengthy investigation by the Insolvency Service, and disqualification proceedings.

  • May 2021
  • Article
  • Ashfords LLP
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  • Jul 2021
  • TMA UK

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The judgment in Re Virgin Active Holdings Limited [2021] EWHC 1246 has empowered the use of...

17 Aug, 2021

The gloves are off: HMRC is gearing up to resume collection of tax arrears

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