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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 69 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017 282 views

  3. HMRC is increasing pressure on companies with overdue debts

    Monday, 8th May 2017 90 views

  4. Personal and corporate insolvencies are on the rise

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 40 views

  5. Using Brexit to boost your business

    Tuesday, 25th April 2017 377 views

  6. New Insolvency Rules – what you should know

    Friday, 21st April 2017 179 views

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

    Monday, 17th April 2017 173 views

  8. The business failure of Comet

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 155 views

  9. Planning an exit strategy

    Wednesday, 29th March 2017 188 views

  10. A day in the life of an Insolvency Administrator

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017 315 views

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

    Monday, 13th March 2017 578 views

  12. The rise & fall Blockbuster Video

    Wednesday, 8th March 2017 335 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th February 2017 181 views

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

    Monday, 6th February 2017 399 views

  15. How to value a business

    Friday, 27th January 2017 338 views

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

    Monday, 23rd January 2017 383 views

  17. HMRCs increased powers to find unpaid tax

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017 347 views

  18. Difficulties facing the travel industry in 2017

    Friday, 13th January 2017 405 views

  19. The business failure of Woolworths

    Tuesday, 10th January 2017 378 views

  20. Finding appropriate investment must be the driving force

    Wednesday, 4th January 2017 317 views

  21. What are the options following a winding up petition

    Thursday, 29th December 2016 400 views

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

    Sunday, 18th December 2016 408 views

  23. How an IVA could annul bankruptcy

    Monday, 12th December 2016 451 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 385 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 480 views

  26. The importance of maintaining proper accounting records

    Monday, 28th November 2016 389 views

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

    Thursday, 24th November 2016 733 views

  28. The challenges facing private schools

    Thursday, 17th November 2016 1176 views

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

    Wednesday, 9th November 2016 535 views

  30. The consequences of receiving a winding up petition

    Friday, 28th October 2016 483 views

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

    Friday, 21st October 2016 415 views

  32. Is my pension safe if I go bankrupt?

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016 337 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th September 2016 491 views

  34. Portland rescue locally loved brewery

    Wednesday, 14th September 2016 671 views

  35. The Oakleaf Brewing Company Limited

    Monday, 15th August 2016 724 views

  36. A new approach for companies with financial difficulties

    Thursday, 30th June 2016 572 views

  37. Diary of an insolvency practitioner

    Thursday, 19th May 2016 793 views

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

    Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 1043 views

  39. Increased insolvencies in the care home sector

    Thursday, 28th April 2016 767 views

  40. What does an administrator really do?

    Tuesday, 26th April 2016 888 views

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

    Monday, 28th March 2016 1179 views

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

    Friday, 4th March 2016 852 views

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

    Monday, 29th February 2016 754 views

  44. Bolton Wanderers facing insolvency

    Monday, 28th December 2015 977 views

  45. Handling a delicate Liquidation

    Wednesday, 25th November 2015 713 views

  46. Paying small suppliers early – every little helps

    Tuesday, 10th November 2015 969 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th October 2015 1375 views

  48. Is the “crowdfunding” bubble about to burst

    Friday, 23rd October 2015 1305 views

  49. Insolvency isn’t all doom and gloom

    Thursday, 15th October 2015 1328 views

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

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 1553 views

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

    Tuesday, 4th August 2015 1092 views

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

    Monday, 13th July 2015 2229 views

  53. Popular online music streaming service placed into Administration

    Thursday, 18th June 2015 1455 views

  54. Football League tightens up insolvency rules

    Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 1436 views

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

    Tuesday, 26th May 2015 1656 views

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

    Tuesday, 7th April 2015 1669 views

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

    Monday, 2nd March 2015 1116 views

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

    Thursday, 29th January 2015 1701 views

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

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 3338 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 1237 views

  61. ‘Zombie’ companies just refusing to die

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 1698 views

  62. How to make £Millions

    Tuesday, 28th October 2014 1541 views

  63. How to lose £Billions

    Monday, 27th October 2014 1384 views

  64. Bringing Zombie companies back to life

    Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 890 views

  65. A successful Partnership Voluntary Arrangement

    Tuesday, 14th October 2014 892 views

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

    Monday, 13th October 2014 943 views

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

    Thursday, 9th October 2014 1152 views

  68. Small UK businesses confident of economic recovery

    Tuesday, 30th September 2014 891 views

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

    Saturday, 27th September 2014 925 views

  70. Entrepreneurs’ Relief at risk?

    Thursday, 25th September 2014 1947 views

  71. Debt Relief Orders to be reviewed

    Wednesday, 17th September 2014 1315 views

  72. What if CVA contributions are no longer affordable?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 895 views

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

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1115 views

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

    Sunday, 7th September 2014 2295 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 1040 views

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

    Wednesday, 27th August 2014 943 views

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

    Monday, 25th August 2014 1697 views

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

    Monday, 11th August 2014 3464 views

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

    Monday, 4th August 2014 2221 views

  80. Cash flow management leading to pressure from creditors

    Thursday, 31st July 2014 974 views

  81. Company insolvencies continue to fall

    Tuesday, 29th July 2014 1421 views

  82. La Senza in administration for the second time

    Monday, 28th July 2014 1132 views

  83. Company Voluntary Arrangement rescues firm from financial difficulty

    Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 1099 views

  84. Can partnerships propose a company voluntary arrangement?

    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 1005 views

  85. Debt management services for trade supplier debts

    Wednesday, 16th July 2014 1039 views

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

    Friday, 11th July 2014 1310 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1580 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1089 views

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

    Tuesday, 1st July 2014 4759 views

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

    Friday, 27th June 2014 1143 views

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

    Wednesday, 25th June 2014 1072 views

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

    Sunday, 8th June 2014 1492 views

  93. Tax breaks can help business cashflow

    Thursday, 3rd April 2014 1783 views

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

    Thursday, 13th March 2014 1269 views

  95. Tax Saving Fixed Price Members’ Voluntary Liquidations

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014 2473 views

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

    Friday, 7th March 2014 2310 views

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

    Thursday, 6th March 2014 1973 views

  98. Internacionale – third time unlucky?

    Monday, 3rd March 2014 9303 views

  99. Directors disqualified for company trading whilst insolvent | Portland

    Friday, 28th February 2014 1660 views

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

    Thursday, 27th February 2014 9539 views

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

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014 4777 views

  102. Portland moves Avient rescue to next stage

    Friday, 31st January 2014 1592 views

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

    Tuesday, 17th December 2013 2604 views

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

    Thursday, 5th December 2013 1839 views

  105. A magical night to remember

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 2670 views

  106. A personal plea from Steve

    Monday, 25th November 2013 1541 views

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

    Thursday, 7th November 2013 2132 views

  108. 20,000 jobs could be at risk due to business rates rise

    Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 1349 views

  109. Firms operating NHS Care Homes reduce their tax bills

    Monday, 21st October 2013 1466 views

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

    Monday, 14th October 2013 1232 views

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

    Monday, 7th October 2013 2393 views

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

    Monday, 30th September 2013 1317 views


    Monday, 23rd September 2013 2576 views

  114. Portland saves 50 year old business by negotiating sale

    Friday, 13th September 2013 1802 views

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

    Monday, 2nd September 2013 2183 views

  116. Portland assist in the sale of popular magazine

    Tuesday, 13th August 2013 1581 views

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

    Thursday, 25th July 2013 1651 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th July 2013 1842 views

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

    Monday, 1st July 2013 1758 views

  120. HMRC getting tougher on businesses

    Sunday, 14th April 2013 1365 views

  121. Portland professionals dinner hits the right notes

    Tuesday, 4th December 2012 2151 views

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

    Sunday, 21st October 2012 2229 views

  123. Portland Business Recovery shortlisted for award

    Wednesday, 12th September 2012 2132 views

  124. Portland LDC launch cash flow guides

    Thursday, 6th September 2012 38256 views

  125. Portland launches QuickCapital at successful seminar!

    Thursday, 12th July 2012 1539 views

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

    Wednesday, 13th June 2012 1729 views

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

    Wednesday, 4th April 2012 1810 views

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

    Friday, 23rd March 2012 1508 views

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

    Wednesday, 8th February 2012 3021 views

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

    Monday, 9th January 2012 1933 views

  131. Goodwill of long running trailer company lives on

    Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 2822 views

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

    Friday, 9th December 2011 1531 views

  133. A hypnotic night of fun, laughter and entertainment

    Friday, 2nd December 2011 1729 views

  134. Portland – helping the next generation understand money

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 1542 views

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

    Tuesday, 8th November 2011 1680 views

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

    Friday, 28th October 2011 1326 views

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

    Thursday, 22nd September 2011 1310 views

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

    Monday, 1st August 2011 3774 views

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

    Thursday, 16th June 2011 1828 views

  140. Portland Business Recovery to remain Independent

    Wednesday, 9th March 2011 1837 views

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

    Thursday, 3rd March 2011 1210 views

  142. IPA annual conference: 50 years on

    Tuesday, 8th February 2011 1667 views

  143. Portland presidential dinner hailed a success

    Wednesday, 24th November 2010 1625 views

  144. £6.8bn Time To Pay arrangements granted

    Friday, 29th October 2010 1474 views

  145. IPA to be closer to members in roadshow

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 1929 views

  146. IPA licensed insolvency practitioners reaches 500

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 1708 views

  147. Treasury reveals £7bn clampdown on tax dodgers

    Friday, 24th September 2010 183091 views

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

    Friday, 24th September 2010 1241 views

  149. 50 jobs saved in sale of West Sussex security business

    Friday, 9th May 2008 1257 views

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