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  1. Moving forward – A time to pay or a company voluntary arrangement.

    From time to time companies can experience difficulties paying VAT, PAYE or even Corporation tax liability as it falls due.  There may be a number of reasons why the company is struggling, however HMRC are not going to simply wait until it can afford to pay.

    Tuesday, 15th August 2017 254 views

  2. Would an increase in interest rates lead to a rise in business insolvency?

    Friday, 30th June 2017 355 views

  3. Crowdfunding - a realistic alternative to bank finance?

    Monday, 19th June 2017 343 views

  4. TUPE – What is it and what effect does it have on insolvency?

    Monday, 12th June 2017 408 views

  5. Is bankruptcy worth the gamble?

    Monday, 29th May 2017 462 views

  6. Portland team raises over £600 for local children’s hospice

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017 732 views

  7. HMRC is increasing pressure on companies with overdue debts

    Monday, 8th May 2017 442 views

  8. Personal and corporate insolvencies are on the rise

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 226 views

  9. Using Brexit to boost your business

    Tuesday, 25th April 2017 660 views

  10. New Insolvency Rules – what you should know

    Friday, 21st April 2017 443 views

  11. Personal guarantees and the possible consequences on the guarantor if they are called upon

    Monday, 17th April 2017 447 views

  12. The business failure of Comet

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 551 views

  13. Planning an exit strategy

    Wednesday, 29th March 2017 392 views

  14. A day in the life of an Insolvency Administrator

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017 526 views

  15. The ongoing Glasgow Rangers court battle and the effect it may have on businesses nationwide

    Monday, 13th March 2017 843 views

  16. The rise & fall Blockbuster Video

    Wednesday, 8th March 2017 520 views

  17. What options do you have when you can’t pay your creditors

    Tuesday, 14th February 2017 361 views

  18. Will Brexit lead to an increase in the number of insolvencies?

    Monday, 6th February 2017 574 views

  19. How to value a business

    Friday, 27th January 2017 506 views

  20. Is 2017 the year of the Red Lion? Could the public house sector be fighting back?

    Monday, 23rd January 2017 568 views

  21. HMRCs increased powers to find unpaid tax

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017 557 views

  22. Difficulties facing the travel industry in 2017

    Friday, 13th January 2017 581 views

  23. The business failure of Woolworths

    Tuesday, 10th January 2017 1124 views

  24. Finding appropriate investment must be the driving force

    Wednesday, 4th January 2017 529 views

  25. What are the options following a winding up petition

    Thursday, 29th December 2016 579 views

  26. The importance of obtaining advice and forming a plan early

    Sunday, 18th December 2016 585 views

  27. How an IVA could annul bankruptcy

    Monday, 12th December 2016 646 views

  28. HM Revenue & Customs current position on Advanced Payment Notices to Investors of Tax Schemes

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 589 views

  29. Can businesses learn a lesson from the US election results?

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 672 views

  30. The importance of maintaining proper accounting records

    Monday, 28th November 2016 581 views

  31. How do employees get redundancy when a company goes under

    Thursday, 24th November 2016 956 views

  32. The challenges facing private schools

    Thursday, 17th November 2016 2484 views

  33. What is the difference between voluntary and compulsory liquidation?

    Wednesday, 9th November 2016 919 views

  34. The consequences of receiving a winding up petition

    Friday, 28th October 2016 752 views

  35. Higher national minimum wage and the introduction of national living wage increases business failure

    Friday, 21st October 2016 592 views

  36. Is my pension safe if I go bankrupt?

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016 536 views

  37. Significant increase in the number of insolvencies in the nursery sector

    Wednesday, 28th September 2016 645 views

  38. Portland rescue locally loved brewery

    Wednesday, 14th September 2016 849 views

  39. The Oakleaf Brewing Company Limited

    Monday, 15th August 2016 933 views

  40. A new approach for companies with financial difficulties

    Thursday, 30th June 2016 742 views

  41. Diary of an insolvency practitioner

    Thursday, 19th May 2016 967 views

  42. The rise and fall of large retailers after failed CVA

    Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 1246 views

  43. Increased insolvencies in the care home sector

    Thursday, 28th April 2016 932 views

  44. What does an administrator really do?

    Tuesday, 26th April 2016 1067 views

  45. If at first you don’t succeed - Entrepreneurs who experienced failure before succeeding

    Monday, 28th March 2016 1355 views

  46. Imminent changes to the tax rules which will effect Entrepreneurs relief

    Friday, 4th March 2016 1028 views

  47. Was it a difficult start to the year for clothing retailers?

    Monday, 29th February 2016 905 views

  48. Bolton Wanderers facing insolvency

    Monday, 28th December 2015 1180 views

  49. The benefits of using a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation to utilise capital gains tax allowances

    Thursday, 26th November 2015 1716 views

  50. Handling a delicate Liquidation

    Wednesday, 25th November 2015 870 views

  51. Paying small suppliers early – every little helps

    Tuesday, 10th November 2015 1140 views

  52. How to find a buyer for a business – strike whilst the iron is hot

    Wednesday, 28th October 2015 1548 views

  53. Is the “crowdfunding” bubble about to burst

    Friday, 23rd October 2015 1505 views

  54. Insolvency isn’t all doom and gloom

    Thursday, 15th October 2015 1502 views

  55. The rise and fall of Morrisons and the lessons that could be learnt

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 1748 views

  56. As the UK economy picks up, are businesses safe from insolvency?

    Tuesday, 4th August 2015 1250 views

  57. Is my pension pot safe if I go bankrupt?

    Monday, 13th July 2015 2596 views

  58. Popular online music streaming service placed into Administration

    Thursday, 18th June 2015 1636 views

  59. Football League tightens up insolvency rules

    Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 1599 views

  60. Will Tesco be the next big UK business failure?

    Tuesday, 26th May 2015 1858 views

  61. Are couriers at risk of insolvency due to online shopping habits?

    Tuesday, 7th April 2015 1831 views

  62. Can the Government reverse the UK late payment culture and help SME’s cashflow

    Monday, 2nd March 2015 1272 views

  63. Nearly 30 years of inflation leads to changes to bankruptcy debt rules

    Thursday, 29th January 2015 1846 views

  64. How to sell your business and only pay 10% tax

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 3676 views

  65. Portland Charity Lunch and Auction raises over £2k for The Rainbow Centre

    Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 1388 views

  66. ‘Zombie’ companies just refusing to die

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 1847 views

  67. How to deal with arrears of VAT, PAYE and Corporation tax

    Monday, 10th November 2014 2298 views

  68. Top tips to free up cash in your business

    Friday, 7th November 2014 1314 views

  69. How short term business loans can assist with cash flow difficulties

    Wednesday, 5th November 2014 1091 views

  70. Is a CVA the business owners prefered option for managing debt?

    Monday, 3rd November 2014 1104 views

  71. Cash flow problems? The show must go on

    Friday, 31st October 2014 1114 views

  72. How to make £Millions

    Tuesday, 28th October 2014 1699 views

  73. How to lose £Billions

    Monday, 27th October 2014 1540 views

  74. How to respond to a Winding Up Petition

    Thursday, 23rd October 2014 1114 views

  75. Bringing Zombie companies back to life

    Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 1028 views

  76. A successful Partnership Voluntary Arrangement

    Tuesday, 14th October 2014 1050 views

  77. Restaurants like Café Rouge continue to struggle with insolvency despite economic uplift

    Monday, 13th October 2014 1097 views

  78. What effect will interest rate rises have on your personal finances?

    Thursday, 9th October 2014 1287 views

  79. Small UK businesses confident of economic recovery

    Tuesday, 30th September 2014 1037 views

  80. Company Voluntary Arrangements work even with eggs in one basket

    Saturday, 27th September 2014 1081 views

  81. Entrepreneurs’ Relief at risk?

    Thursday, 25th September 2014 2146 views

  82. Debt Relief Orders to be reviewed

    Wednesday, 17th September 2014 1468 views

  83. What if CVA contributions are no longer affordable?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1039 views

  84. Is an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) an option if you are a sole trader?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1239 views

  85. How do I ensure that shareholder dividends are not illegal?

    Sunday, 7th September 2014 2475 views

  86. A reflection of a Company Voluntary Arrangement one year on

    Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 1207 views

  87. Successful business recovery - administration does not have to mean the end

    Wednesday, 27th August 2014 1105 views

  88. Short sighted optician has been banned from acting as a director

    Monday, 25th August 2014 1833 views

  89. Business loans for insolvent companies

    Thursday, 21st August 2014 1165 views

  90. How a CVA can be used to survive and prosper

    Monday, 18th August 2014 1173 views

  91. What is a winding up petition and how is it issued?

    Wednesday, 13th August 2014 1863 views

  92. A quick and tax efficient solution to distribute funds to shareholders

    Monday, 11th August 2014 3768 views

  93. Tax efficient shareholder distributions through a low cost members voluntary liquidation

    Monday, 4th August 2014 2416 views

  94. Cash flow management leading to pressure from creditors

    Thursday, 31st July 2014 1120 views

  95. Company insolvencies continue to fall

    Tuesday, 29th July 2014 1599 views

  96. La Senza in administration for the second time

    Monday, 28th July 2014 1280 views

  97. Company Voluntary Arrangement rescues firm from financial difficulty

    Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 1261 views

  98. Can partnerships propose a company voluntary arrangement?

    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 1167 views

  99. How to manage stakeholders of a Company Voluntary Arrangement

    Friday, 18th July 2014 1281 views

  100. Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) – The facts (part 2)

    Thursday, 17th July 2014 1186 views

  101. Debt management services for trade supplier debts

    Wednesday, 16th July 2014 1190 views

  102. Company Voluntary Arrangement – all your questions answered

    Tuesday, 15th July 2014 1205 views

  103. A successful conclusion to a Company Voluntary Arrangement despite variations

    Friday, 11th July 2014 1519 views

  104. Hampshire tea rooms business sale – a piece of cake

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1757 views

  105. Case Study: Haulage company survives following Company Voluntary Arrangement

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1260 views

  106. Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) – The facts (part 1)

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1164 views

  107. Corporate Restructuring

    Tuesday, 8th July 2014 1581 views

  108. Peer 2 Peer lending as a tax free investment for ISA funds

    Tuesday, 1st July 2014 4901 views

  109. Quick business loans could be the answer when your bank say’s NO!

    Friday, 27th June 2014 1294 views

  110. How to use a Company Voluntary Arrangement to tackle a Winding Up Petition

    Wednesday, 25th June 2014 1233 views

  111. How to avoid company liquidation

    Wednesday, 11th June 2014 1421 views

  112. Portland save 20 jobs in sale of well known landmark after administration

    Sunday, 8th June 2014 1678 views

  113. Problems paying HMRC? What are the options?

    Monday, 2nd June 2014 1201 views

  114. Has a Winding Up Petition been issued against your company?

    Monday, 12th May 2014 1689 views

  115. Tax breaks can help business cashflow

    Thursday, 3rd April 2014 1955 views

  116. Cashflow problem? Headline that wasn’t predicted: ‘Unforeseen loss forces psychics into liquidation’

    Thursday, 13th March 2014 1439 views

  117. Tax Saving Fixed Price Members’ Voluntary Liquidations

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014 2650 views

  118. Business debt help – what to look for in your insolvency advisor (part 2)

    Friday, 7th March 2014 2471 views

  119. Liquidation for company that used ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ tactics

    Thursday, 6th March 2014 2162 views

  120. Internacionale – third time unlucky?

    Monday, 3rd March 2014 9528 views

  121. Directors disqualified for company trading whilst insolvent | Portland

    Friday, 28th February 2014 1836 views

  122. Bradford Bulls to suffer the same fate as Portsmouth FC?

    Thursday, 27th February 2014 9714 views

  123. Are you investing in your business to keep your employees employed?

    Monday, 17th February 2014 1620 views

  124. Base Retail Limited enters administration a victim of sustained difficult trading conditions

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014 5117 views

  125. Portland moves Avient rescue to next stage

    Friday, 31st January 2014 1737 views

  126. Business Debt Help - What to look for in your Insolvency Advisor

    Tuesday, 28th January 2014 2288 views

  127. Business Debt – where to get help?

    Friday, 17th January 2014 1548 views

  128. Hampshire and Dorset face to face advice for businesses suffering financial distress

    Thursday, 16th January 2014 1289 views

  129. Why having a reliable and reputable accountant to maintain your accounts is critical

    Tuesday, 17th December 2013 2752 views

  130. Portland holds 2nd successful legal workshop, giving guidance on ‘Riding the Perfect Storm’

    Thursday, 5th December 2013 2033 views

  131. A magical night to remember

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 2873 views

  132. A personal plea from Steve

    Monday, 25th November 2013 1722 views

  133. Portland gives guidance on ‘Riding the Perfect Storm’ in the legal profession

    Thursday, 7th November 2013 2317 views

  134. 20,000 jobs could be at risk due to business rates rise

    Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 1514 views

  135. Firms operating NHS Care Homes reduce their tax bills

    Monday, 21st October 2013 1626 views

  136. Billions lost by small businesses due to failure to invoice

    Monday, 14th October 2013 1376 views

  137. Portland helps raise funds for QE2 Centre and Fareham Hockey Club community investment fund

    Monday, 7th October 2013 2593 views

  138. ‘Zombie’ companies double to 227,000 in UK

    Monday, 30th September 2013 1460 views


    Monday, 23rd September 2013 2747 views

  140. Portland saves 50 year old business by negotiating sale

    Friday, 13th September 2013 1946 views

  141. It’s Never Too Late – adjournment obtained day before bankruptcy petition

    Monday, 2nd September 2013 2406 views

  142. Portland assist in the sale of popular magazine

    Tuesday, 13th August 2013 1709 views

  143. Cashflow problems? A business loan on a short term basis could be the answer!

    Monday, 29th July 2013 1650 views

  144. Portland concludes innovative administration disposal of global electronics manufacturing business

    Thursday, 25th July 2013 1792 views

  145. Community centre saved from closure after volunteers form new committee

    Wednesday, 17th July 2013 1974 views

  146. Why Prepack when you can Cashsolv

    Sunday, 14th July 2013 1918 views

  147. More UK businesses display acute signs of distress than last year survey suggests

    Monday, 1st July 2013 1894 views

  148. Business owners need skills and education not just a ‘get out of jail’ card

    Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 1579 views

  149. HMRC getting tougher on businesses

    Sunday, 14th April 2013 1500 views

  150. Portland professionals dinner hits the right notes

    Tuesday, 4th December 2012 2338 views

  151. Portland Senior Manager helps raise almost £3,000 for local charity

    Sunday, 21st October 2012 2416 views

  152. Portland Business Recovery shortlisted for award

    Wednesday, 12th September 2012 2287 views

  153. Portland LDC launch cash flow guides

    Thursday, 6th September 2012 38670 views

  154. Portland launches QuickCapital at successful seminar!

    Thursday, 12th July 2012 1697 views

  155. Rising cost of food and fuel are the cause of financial struggles leading up to payday

    Wednesday, 13th June 2012 1910 views

  156. Sky’s the limit after Portland Senior Manager’s exam success

    Wednesday, 4th April 2012 1973 views

  157. Budget 2012 – who are the winners and losers and will it make a difference?

    Friday, 23rd March 2012 1654 views

  158. ‘Views from the Outlook’ by Robert May - HM Revenue & Customs and Bonds

    Wednesday, 8th February 2012 3228 views

  159. ‘Views from the Outlook’ by Robert May - Credit Crunch 2 (A LIBOR Story)

    Friday, 13th January 2012 1681 views

  160. To liquidate or not to liquidate, that is the question…

    Monday, 9th January 2012 2096 views

  161. Goodwill of long running trailer company lives on

    Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 3055 views

  162. ‘Views from the Outlook’ by Robert May - Merry Christmas…..but maybe not such a good New Year

    Friday, 9th December 2011 1658 views

  163. A hypnotic night of fun, laughter and entertainment

    Friday, 2nd December 2011 1905 views

  164. Portland – helping the next generation understand money

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 1705 views

  165. Portland Senior Manager helps raise £3,000 for Leukaemia Busters

    Tuesday, 8th November 2011 1859 views

  166. ‘Views from the Outlook’ by Robert May - HM Revenue & Customs and payment plan problems

    Friday, 28th October 2011 1467 views

  167. Portland assist in the sale of W Churches & Son Limited and save 60 jobs

    Thursday, 22nd September 2011 1464 views

  168. Carl Faulds’ insolvency article for 200,000 members of FSB

    Monday, 19th September 2011 1693 views

  169. Portland successfully negotiate sale of Comrades and save a piece of history

    Monday, 1st August 2011 3913 views

  170. Just one Cornetto - Portland successfully sell well known ice cream business Loseley Dairy Ice Cream

    Thursday, 16th June 2011 1999 views

  171. Portland Business Recovery to remain Independent

    Wednesday, 9th March 2011 2001 views

  172. Portland survey results are in, and they are overwhelmingly encouraging

    Thursday, 3rd March 2011 1338 views

  173. The negative value of credit searches

    Wednesday, 16th February 2011 1782 views

  174. IPA annual conference: 50 years on

    Tuesday, 8th February 2011 1827 views

  175. Difficult times ahead for retail industry

    Tuesday, 1st February 2011 1445 views

  176. Portland presidential dinner hailed a success

    Wednesday, 24th November 2010 1780 views

  177. £6.8bn Time To Pay arrangements granted

    Friday, 29th October 2010 1631 views

  178. IPA to be closer to members in roadshow

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2132 views

  179. IPA licensed insolvency practitioners reaches 500

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 1867 views

  180. Portland Celebratory Dinner

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 1677 views

  181. Treasury reveals £7bn clampdown on tax dodgers

    Friday, 24th September 2010 183292 views

  182. HMRC stance on Time to Pay scheme may force UK economy into a double-dip recession

    Friday, 24th September 2010 1385 views

  183. Rising from the ashes – the reuse of a company’s name or trading style

    Wednesday, 18th March 2009 1522 views

  184. Recovery or rip-off?

    Wednesday, 18th March 2009 1496 views

  185. 50 jobs saved in sale of West Sussex security business

    Friday, 9th May 2008 1388 views

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