Portland Business & Financial Solutions The way forward, made brighter


  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, 14th November 2017 311 views

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

    Sunday, 22nd October 2017 397 views

  3. Crowdfunding - a realistic alternative to bank finance?

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017 381 views

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

    Friday, 21st July 2017 454 views

  5. Is bankruptcy worth the gamble?

    Tuesday, 27th June 2017 532 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017 774 views

  7. HMRC is increasing pressure on companies with overdue debts

    Monday, 8th May 2017 467 views

  8. Personal and corporate insolvencies are on the rise

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 248 views

  9. Using Brexit to boost your business

    Tuesday, 25th April 2017 683 views

  10. New Insolvency Rules – what you should know

    Friday, 21st April 2017 470 views

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

    Monday, 17th April 2017 500 views

  12. The business failure of Comet

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 622 views

  13. Planning an exit strategy

    Wednesday, 29th March 2017 416 views

  14. A day in the life of an Insolvency Administrator

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017 549 views

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

    Monday, 13th March 2017 864 views

  16. The rise & fall Blockbuster Video

    Wednesday, 8th March 2017 540 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th February 2017 383 views

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

    Monday, 6th February 2017 593 views

  19. How to value a business

    Friday, 27th January 2017 530 views

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

    Monday, 23rd January 2017 595 views

  21. HMRCs increased powers to find unpaid tax

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017 582 views

  22. Difficulties facing the travel industry in 2017

    Friday, 13th January 2017 601 views

  23. The business failure of Woolworths

    Tuesday, 10th January 2017 1300 views

  24. Finding appropriate investment must be the driving force

    Wednesday, 4th January 2017 558 views

  25. What are the options following a winding up petition

    Thursday, 29th December 2016 602 views

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

    Sunday, 18th December 2016 608 views

  27. How an IVA could annul bankruptcy

    Monday, 12th December 2016 676 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 614 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 696 views

  30. The importance of maintaining proper accounting records

    Monday, 28th November 2016 600 views

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

    Thursday, 24th November 2016 992 views

  32. The challenges facing private schools

    Thursday, 17th November 2016 2813 views

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

    Wednesday, 9th November 2016 1038 views

  34. The consequences of receiving a winding up petition

    Friday, 28th October 2016 790 views

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

    Friday, 21st October 2016 615 views

  36. Is my pension safe if I go bankrupt?

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016 566 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th September 2016 661 views

  38. Portland rescue locally loved brewery

    Wednesday, 14th September 2016 869 views

  39. The Oakleaf Brewing Company Limited

    Monday, 15th August 2016 954 views

  40. A new approach for companies with financial difficulties

    Thursday, 30th June 2016 764 views

  41. Diary of an insolvency practitioner

    Thursday, 19th May 2016 987 views

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

    Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 1274 views

  43. Increased insolvencies in the care home sector

    Thursday, 28th April 2016 958 views

  44. What does an administrator really do?

    Tuesday, 26th April 2016 1085 views

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

    Monday, 28th March 2016 1380 views

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

    Friday, 4th March 2016 1049 views

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

    Monday, 29th February 2016 921 views

  48. Bolton Wanderers facing insolvency

    Monday, 28th December 2015 1209 views

  49. Handling a delicate Liquidation

    Wednesday, 25th November 2015 892 views

  50. Paying small suppliers early – every little helps

    Tuesday, 10th November 2015 1160 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th October 2015 1576 views

  52. Is the “crowdfunding” bubble about to burst

    Friday, 23rd October 2015 1535 views

  53. Insolvency isn’t all doom and gloom

    Thursday, 15th October 2015 1521 views

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

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 1779 views

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

    Tuesday, 4th August 2015 1273 views

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

    Monday, 13th July 2015 2653 views

  57. Popular online music streaming service placed into Administration

    Thursday, 18th June 2015 1655 views

  58. Football League tightens up insolvency rules

    Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 1617 views

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

    Tuesday, 26th May 2015 1886 views

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

    Tuesday, 7th April 2015 1858 views

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

    Monday, 2nd March 2015 1296 views

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

    Thursday, 29th January 2015 1869 views

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

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 3737 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 1405 views

  65. ‘Zombie’ companies just refusing to die

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 1863 views

  66. How to make £Millions

    Tuesday, 28th October 2014 1719 views

  67. How to lose £Billions

    Monday, 27th October 2014 1561 views

  68. Bringing Zombie companies back to life

    Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 1045 views

  69. A successful Partnership Voluntary Arrangement

    Tuesday, 14th October 2014 1067 views

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

    Monday, 13th October 2014 1112 views

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

    Thursday, 9th October 2014 1303 views

  72. Small UK businesses confident of economic recovery

    Tuesday, 30th September 2014 1051 views

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

    Saturday, 27th September 2014 1106 views

  74. Entrepreneurs’ Relief at risk?

    Thursday, 25th September 2014 2175 views

  75. Debt Relief Orders to be reviewed

    Wednesday, 17th September 2014 1484 views

  76. What if CVA contributions are no longer affordable?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1057 views

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

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1260 views

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

    Sunday, 7th September 2014 2502 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 1229 views

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

    Wednesday, 27th August 2014 1126 views

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

    Monday, 25th August 2014 1852 views

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

    Monday, 11th August 2014 3822 views

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

    Monday, 4th August 2014 2439 views

  84. Cash flow management leading to pressure from creditors

    Thursday, 31st July 2014 1138 views

  85. Company insolvencies continue to fall

    Tuesday, 29th July 2014 1623 views

  86. La Senza in administration for the second time

    Monday, 28th July 2014 1296 views

  87. Company Voluntary Arrangement rescues firm from financial difficulty

    Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 1282 views

  88. Can partnerships propose a company voluntary arrangement?

    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 1193 views

  89. Debt management services for trade supplier debts

    Wednesday, 16th July 2014 1206 views

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

    Friday, 11th July 2014 1540 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1777 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1279 views

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

    Tuesday, 1st July 2014 4914 views

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

    Friday, 27th June 2014 1309 views

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

    Wednesday, 25th June 2014 1255 views

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

    Sunday, 8th June 2014 1700 views

  97. Tax breaks can help business cashflow

    Thursday, 3rd April 2014 1973 views

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

    Thursday, 13th March 2014 1456 views

  99. Tax Saving Fixed Price Members’ Voluntary Liquidations

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014 2674 views

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

    Friday, 7th March 2014 2490 views

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

    Thursday, 6th March 2014 2184 views

  102. Internacionale – third time unlucky?

    Monday, 3rd March 2014 9558 views

  103. Directors disqualified for company trading whilst insolvent | Portland

    Friday, 28th February 2014 1856 views

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

    Thursday, 27th February 2014 9738 views

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

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014 5165 views

  106. Portland moves Avient rescue to next stage

    Friday, 31st January 2014 1752 views

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

    Tuesday, 17th December 2013 2769 views

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

    Thursday, 5th December 2013 2053 views

  109. A magical night to remember

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 2895 views

  110. A personal plea from Steve

    Monday, 25th November 2013 1744 views

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

    Thursday, 7th November 2013 2339 views

  112. 20,000 jobs could be at risk due to business rates rise

    Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 1534 views

  113. Firms operating NHS Care Homes reduce their tax bills

    Monday, 21st October 2013 1644 views

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

    Monday, 14th October 2013 1398 views

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

    Monday, 7th October 2013 2619 views

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

    Monday, 30th September 2013 1479 views


    Monday, 23rd September 2013 2766 views

  118. Portland saves 50 year old business by negotiating sale

    Friday, 13th September 2013 1961 views

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

    Monday, 2nd September 2013 2429 views

  120. Portland assist in the sale of popular magazine

    Tuesday, 13th August 2013 1726 views

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

    Thursday, 25th July 2013 1811 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th July 2013 1991 views

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

    Monday, 1st July 2013 1913 views

  124. HMRC getting tougher on businesses

    Sunday, 14th April 2013 1514 views

  125. Portland professionals dinner hits the right notes

    Tuesday, 4th December 2012 2356 views

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

    Sunday, 21st October 2012 2432 views

  127. Portland Business Recovery shortlisted for award

    Wednesday, 12th September 2012 2305 views

  128. Portland LDC launch cash flow guides

    Thursday, 6th September 2012 38708 views

  129. Portland launches QuickCapital at successful seminar!

    Thursday, 12th July 2012 1716 views

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

    Wednesday, 13th June 2012 1927 views

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

    Wednesday, 4th April 2012 1993 views

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

    Friday, 23rd March 2012 1674 views

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

    Wednesday, 8th February 2012 3251 views

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

    Monday, 9th January 2012 2113 views

  135. Goodwill of long running trailer company lives on

    Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 3075 views

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

    Friday, 9th December 2011 1673 views

  137. A hypnotic night of fun, laughter and entertainment

    Friday, 2nd December 2011 1929 views

  138. Portland – helping the next generation understand money

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 1723 views

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

    Tuesday, 8th November 2011 1875 views

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

    Friday, 28th October 2011 1480 views

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

    Thursday, 22nd September 2011 1483 views

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

    Monday, 1st August 2011 3933 views

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

    Thursday, 16th June 2011 2016 views

  144. Portland Business Recovery to remain Independent

    Wednesday, 9th March 2011 2019 views

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

    Thursday, 3rd March 2011 1352 views

  146. IPA annual conference: 50 years on

    Tuesday, 8th February 2011 1845 views

  147. Portland presidential dinner hailed a success

    Wednesday, 24th November 2010 1801 views

  148. £6.8bn Time To Pay arrangements granted

    Friday, 29th October 2010 1648 views

  149. IPA to be closer to members in roadshow

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2164 views

  150. IPA licensed insolvency practitioners reaches 500

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 1882 views

  151. Treasury reveals £7bn clampdown on tax dodgers

    Friday, 24th September 2010 183310 views

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

    Friday, 24th September 2010 1404 views

  153. 50 jobs saved in sale of West Sussex security business

    Friday, 9th May 2008 1408 views

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