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  1. Is bankruptcy worth the gamble?

    We have probably all seen an advert on the TV or a pop up on the internet promoting online gambling sites.  A few of us may have an app downloaded on our smartphones so we can place a cheeky bet on the football every now and then.  But when do the odd bets here and there turn in to reckless gambling and what are the lasting lifestyle effects?

    Monday, 29th May 2017 73 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017 284 views

  3. HMRC is increasing pressure on companies with overdue debts

    Monday, 8th May 2017 93 views

  4. Personal and corporate insolvencies are on the rise

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 42 views

  5. Using Brexit to boost your business

    Tuesday, 25th April 2017 380 views

  6. New Insolvency Rules – what you should know

    Friday, 21st April 2017 182 views

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

    Monday, 17th April 2017 175 views

  8. The business failure of Comet

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 161 views

  9. Planning an exit strategy

    Wednesday, 29th March 2017 190 views

  10. A day in the life of an Insolvency Administrator

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017 319 views

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

    Monday, 13th March 2017 583 views

  12. The rise & fall Blockbuster Video

    Wednesday, 8th March 2017 337 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th February 2017 183 views

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

    Monday, 6th February 2017 401 views

  15. How to value a business

    Friday, 27th January 2017 342 views

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

    Monday, 23rd January 2017 385 views

  17. HMRCs increased powers to find unpaid tax

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017 350 views

  18. Difficulties facing the travel industry in 2017

    Friday, 13th January 2017 408 views

  19. The business failure of Woolworths

    Tuesday, 10th January 2017 384 views

  20. Finding appropriate investment must be the driving force

    Wednesday, 4th January 2017 319 views

  21. What are the options following a winding up petition

    Thursday, 29th December 2016 401 views

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

    Sunday, 18th December 2016 411 views

  23. How an IVA could annul bankruptcy

    Monday, 12th December 2016 453 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 388 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 482 views

  26. The importance of maintaining proper accounting records

    Monday, 28th November 2016 391 views

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

    Thursday, 24th November 2016 734 views

  28. The challenges facing private schools

    Thursday, 17th November 2016 1183 views

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

    Wednesday, 9th November 2016 537 views

  30. The consequences of receiving a winding up petition

    Friday, 28th October 2016 486 views

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

    Friday, 21st October 2016 417 views

  32. Is my pension safe if I go bankrupt?

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016 338 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th September 2016 496 views

  34. Portland rescue locally loved brewery

    Wednesday, 14th September 2016 674 views

  35. The Oakleaf Brewing Company Limited

    Monday, 15th August 2016 725 views

  36. A new approach for companies with financial difficulties

    Thursday, 30th June 2016 574 views

  37. Diary of an insolvency practitioner

    Thursday, 19th May 2016 796 views

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

    Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 1046 views

  39. Increased insolvencies in the care home sector

    Thursday, 28th April 2016 770 views

  40. What does an administrator really do?

    Tuesday, 26th April 2016 890 views

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

    Monday, 28th March 2016 1180 views

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

    Friday, 4th March 2016 854 views

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

    Monday, 29th February 2016 757 views

  44. Bolton Wanderers facing insolvency

    Monday, 28th December 2015 979 views

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

    Thursday, 26th November 2015 1541 views

  46. Handling a delicate Liquidation

    Wednesday, 25th November 2015 716 views

  47. Paying small suppliers early – every little helps

    Tuesday, 10th November 2015 971 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th October 2015 1378 views

  49. Is the “crowdfunding” bubble about to burst

    Friday, 23rd October 2015 1306 views

  50. Insolvency isn’t all doom and gloom

    Thursday, 15th October 2015 1329 views

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

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 1558 views

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

    Tuesday, 4th August 2015 1095 views

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

    Monday, 13th July 2015 2230 views

  54. Popular online music streaming service placed into Administration

    Thursday, 18th June 2015 1458 views

  55. Football League tightens up insolvency rules

    Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 1437 views

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

    Tuesday, 26th May 2015 1660 views

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

    Tuesday, 7th April 2015 1671 views

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

    Monday, 2nd March 2015 1119 views

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

    Thursday, 29th January 2015 1704 views

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

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 3341 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 1239 views

  62. ‘Zombie’ companies just refusing to die

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 1699 views

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

    Monday, 10th November 2014 2103 views

  64. Top tips to free up cash in your business

    Friday, 7th November 2014 1164 views

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

    Wednesday, 5th November 2014 936 views

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

    Monday, 3rd November 2014 978 views

  67. Cash flow problems? The show must go on

    Friday, 31st October 2014 950 views

  68. How to make £Millions

    Tuesday, 28th October 2014 1544 views

  69. How to lose £Billions

    Monday, 27th October 2014 1386 views

  70. How to respond to a Winding Up Petition

    Thursday, 23rd October 2014 952 views

  71. Bringing Zombie companies back to life

    Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 891 views

  72. A successful Partnership Voluntary Arrangement

    Tuesday, 14th October 2014 895 views

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

    Monday, 13th October 2014 944 views

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

    Thursday, 9th October 2014 1153 views

  75. Small UK businesses confident of economic recovery

    Tuesday, 30th September 2014 892 views

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

    Saturday, 27th September 2014 927 views

  77. Entrepreneurs’ Relief at risk?

    Thursday, 25th September 2014 1949 views

  78. Debt Relief Orders to be reviewed

    Wednesday, 17th September 2014 1317 views

  79. What if CVA contributions are no longer affordable?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 896 views

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

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1116 views

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

    Sunday, 7th September 2014 2297 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 1042 views

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

    Wednesday, 27th August 2014 946 views

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

    Monday, 25th August 2014 1699 views

  85. Business loans for insolvent companies

    Thursday, 21st August 2014 1021 views

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

    Monday, 18th August 2014 1025 views

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

    Wednesday, 13th August 2014 1682 views

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

    Monday, 11th August 2014 3467 views

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

    Monday, 4th August 2014 2223 views

  90. Cash flow management leading to pressure from creditors

    Thursday, 31st July 2014 975 views

  91. Company insolvencies continue to fall

    Tuesday, 29th July 2014 1423 views

  92. La Senza in administration for the second time

    Monday, 28th July 2014 1134 views

  93. Company Voluntary Arrangement rescues firm from financial difficulty

    Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 1101 views

  94. Can partnerships propose a company voluntary arrangement?

    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 1006 views

  95. How to manage stakeholders of a Company Voluntary Arrangement

    Friday, 18th July 2014 1130 views

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

    Thursday, 17th July 2014 1021 views

  97. Debt management services for trade supplier debts

    Wednesday, 16th July 2014 1040 views

  98. Company Voluntary Arrangement – all your questions answered

    Tuesday, 15th July 2014 1052 views

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

    Friday, 11th July 2014 1312 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1581 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1090 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1003 views

  103. Corporate Restructuring

    Tuesday, 8th July 2014 1416 views

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

    Tuesday, 1st July 2014 4760 views

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

    Friday, 27th June 2014 1146 views

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

    Wednesday, 25th June 2014 1073 views

  107. How to avoid company liquidation

    Wednesday, 11th June 2014 1246 views

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

    Sunday, 8th June 2014 1494 views

  109. Problems paying HMRC? What are the options?

    Monday, 2nd June 2014 1054 views

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

    Monday, 12th May 2014 1516 views

  111. Tax breaks can help business cashflow

    Thursday, 3rd April 2014 1786 views

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

    Thursday, 13th March 2014 1273 views

  113. Tax Saving Fixed Price Members’ Voluntary Liquidations

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014 2474 views

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

    Friday, 7th March 2014 2311 views

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

    Thursday, 6th March 2014 1975 views

  116. Internacionale – third time unlucky?

    Monday, 3rd March 2014 9305 views

  117. Directors disqualified for company trading whilst insolvent | Portland

    Friday, 28th February 2014 1663 views

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

    Thursday, 27th February 2014 9542 views

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

    Monday, 17th February 2014 1465 views

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

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014 4780 views

  121. Portland moves Avient rescue to next stage

    Friday, 31st January 2014 1593 views

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

    Tuesday, 28th January 2014 2118 views

  123. Business Debt – where to get help?

    Friday, 17th January 2014 1368 views

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

    Thursday, 16th January 2014 1152 views

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

    Tuesday, 17th December 2013 2606 views

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

    Thursday, 5th December 2013 1840 views

  127. A magical night to remember

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 2673 views

  128. A personal plea from Steve

    Monday, 25th November 2013 1544 views

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

    Thursday, 7th November 2013 2134 views

  130. 20,000 jobs could be at risk due to business rates rise

    Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 1351 views

  131. Firms operating NHS Care Homes reduce their tax bills

    Monday, 21st October 2013 1467 views

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

    Monday, 14th October 2013 1233 views

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

    Monday, 7th October 2013 2398 views

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

    Monday, 30th September 2013 1318 views


    Monday, 23rd September 2013 2578 views

  136. Portland saves 50 year old business by negotiating sale

    Friday, 13th September 2013 1804 views

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

    Monday, 2nd September 2013 2192 views

  138. Portland assist in the sale of popular magazine

    Tuesday, 13th August 2013 1583 views

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

    Monday, 29th July 2013 1514 views

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

    Thursday, 25th July 2013 1652 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th July 2013 1844 views

  142. Why Prepack when you can Cashsolv

    Sunday, 14th July 2013 1776 views

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

    Monday, 1st July 2013 1759 views

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

    Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 1446 views

  145. HMRC getting tougher on businesses

    Sunday, 14th April 2013 1368 views

  146. Portland professionals dinner hits the right notes

    Tuesday, 4th December 2012 2154 views

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

    Sunday, 21st October 2012 2231 views

  148. Portland Business Recovery shortlisted for award

    Wednesday, 12th September 2012 2133 views

  149. Portland LDC launch cash flow guides

    Thursday, 6th September 2012 38258 views

  150. Portland launches QuickCapital at successful seminar!

    Thursday, 12th July 2012 1541 views

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

    Wednesday, 13th June 2012 1731 views

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

    Wednesday, 4th April 2012 1813 views

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

    Friday, 23rd March 2012 1510 views

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

    Wednesday, 8th February 2012 3025 views

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

    Friday, 13th January 2012 1543 views

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

    Monday, 9th January 2012 1936 views

  157. Goodwill of long running trailer company lives on

    Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 2826 views

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

    Friday, 9th December 2011 1536 views

  159. A hypnotic night of fun, laughter and entertainment

    Friday, 2nd December 2011 1731 views

  160. Portland – helping the next generation understand money

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 1545 views

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

    Tuesday, 8th November 2011 1682 views

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

    Friday, 28th October 2011 1327 views

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

    Thursday, 22nd September 2011 1311 views

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

    Monday, 19th September 2011 1525 views

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

    Monday, 1st August 2011 3776 views

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

    Thursday, 16th June 2011 1830 views

  167. Portland Business Recovery to remain Independent

    Wednesday, 9th March 2011 1839 views

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

    Thursday, 3rd March 2011 1212 views

  169. The negative value of credit searches

    Wednesday, 16th February 2011 1635 views

  170. IPA annual conference: 50 years on

    Tuesday, 8th February 2011 1668 views

  171. Difficult times ahead for retail industry

    Tuesday, 1st February 2011 1326 views

  172. Portland presidential dinner hailed a success

    Wednesday, 24th November 2010 1627 views

  173. £6.8bn Time To Pay arrangements granted

    Friday, 29th October 2010 1476 views

  174. IPA to be closer to members in roadshow

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 1931 views

  175. IPA licensed insolvency practitioners reaches 500

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 1712 views

  176. Portland Celebratory Dinner

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 1540 views

  177. Treasury reveals £7bn clampdown on tax dodgers

    Friday, 24th September 2010 183095 views

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

    Friday, 24th September 2010 1243 views

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

    Wednesday, 18th March 2009 1370 views

  180. Recovery or rip-off?

    Wednesday, 18th March 2009 1351 views

  181. 50 jobs saved in sale of West Sussex security business

    Friday, 9th May 2008 1262 views

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