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  1. Portland deliver a great deal!

    The South-coasts leading Business Recovery specialist Portland Business Recovery has successfully overseen the administration of struggling haulage company PMP-Forward.

    Monday, 17th December 2018 148 views

  2. We have moved to new premises

    Thursday, 1st November 2018 298 views

  3. Nicola Layland becomes Director at Portland

    Tuesday, 1st May 2018 353 views


    Friday, 16th March 2018 1016 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th November 2017 1458 views

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

    Sunday, 22nd October 2017 1483 views

  7. Crowdfunding - a realistic alternative to bank finance?

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017 1378 views

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

    Friday, 21st July 2017 1533 views

  9. Is bankruptcy worth the gamble?

    Tuesday, 27th June 2017 1462 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017 1597 views

  11. HMRC is increasing pressure on companies with overdue debts

    Monday, 8th May 2017 1067 views

  12. Personal and corporate insolvencies are on the rise

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 804 views

  13. Using Brexit to boost your business

    Tuesday, 25th April 2017 1287 views

  14. New Insolvency Rules – what you should know

    Friday, 21st April 2017 1062 views

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

    Monday, 17th April 2017 1600 views

  16. The business failure of Comet

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 2160 views

  17. Planning an exit strategy

    Wednesday, 29th March 2017 1112 views

  18. A day in the life of an Insolvency Administrator

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017 1173 views

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

    Monday, 13th March 2017 1462 views

  20. The rise & fall Blockbuster Video

    Wednesday, 8th March 2017 1595 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th February 2017 1074 views

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

    Monday, 6th February 2017 1157 views

  23. How to value a business

    Friday, 27th January 2017 1049 views

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

    Monday, 23rd January 2017 1147 views

  25. HMRCs increased powers to find unpaid tax

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017 1080 views

  26. Difficulties facing the travel industry in 2017

    Friday, 13th January 2017 1105 views

  27. The business failure of Woolworths

    Tuesday, 10th January 2017 6772 views

  28. Finding appropriate investment must be the driving force

    Wednesday, 4th January 2017 1149 views

  29. What are the options following a winding up petition

    Thursday, 29th December 2016 1271 views

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

    Sunday, 18th December 2016 1163 views

  31. How an IVA could annul bankruptcy

    Monday, 12th December 2016 1427 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 1225 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 1217 views

  34. The importance of maintaining proper accounting records

    Monday, 28th November 2016 1105 views

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

    Thursday, 24th November 2016 1706 views

  36. The challenges facing private schools

    Thursday, 17th November 2016 7131 views

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

    Wednesday, 9th November 2016 2450 views

  38. The consequences of receiving a winding up petition

    Friday, 28th October 2016 1670 views

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

    Friday, 21st October 2016 1175 views

  40. Is my pension safe if I go bankrupt?

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016 1173 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th September 2016 1194 views

  42. Portland rescue locally loved brewery

    Wednesday, 14th September 2016 1358 views

  43. The Oakleaf Brewing Company Limited

    Monday, 15th August 2016 1572 views

  44. A new approach for companies with financial difficulties

    Thursday, 30th June 2016 1263 views

  45. Diary of an insolvency practitioner

    Thursday, 19th May 2016 1431 views

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

    Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 2093 views

  47. Increased insolvencies in the care home sector

    Thursday, 28th April 2016 1547 views

  48. What does an administrator really do?

    Tuesday, 26th April 2016 1722 views

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

    Monday, 28th March 2016 1978 views

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

    Friday, 4th March 2016 1610 views

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

    Monday, 29th February 2016 1427 views

  52. Bolton Wanderers facing insolvency

    Monday, 28th December 2015 1951 views

  53. Handling a delicate Liquidation

    Wednesday, 25th November 2015 1408 views

  54. Paying small suppliers early – every little helps

    Tuesday, 10th November 2015 1702 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th October 2015 2085 views

  56. Is the “crowdfunding” bubble about to burst

    Friday, 23rd October 2015 2150 views

  57. Insolvency isn’t all doom and gloom

    Thursday, 15th October 2015 2097 views

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

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 2461 views

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

    Tuesday, 4th August 2015 1741 views

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

    Monday, 13th July 2015 3666 views

  61. Popular online music streaming service placed into Administration

    Thursday, 18th June 2015 2199 views

  62. Football League tightens up insolvency rules

    Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 2169 views

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

    Tuesday, 26th May 2015 2583 views

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

    Tuesday, 7th April 2015 2429 views

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

    Monday, 2nd March 2015 1772 views

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

    Thursday, 29th January 2015 2312 views

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

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 4733 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 1969 views

  69. ‘Zombie’ companies just refusing to die

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 2290 views

  70. How to make £Millions

    Tuesday, 28th October 2014 2276 views

  71. How to lose £Billions

    Monday, 27th October 2014 2046 views

  72. Bringing Zombie companies back to life

    Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 1543 views

  73. A successful Partnership Voluntary Arrangement

    Tuesday, 14th October 2014 1454 views

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

    Monday, 13th October 2014 1541 views

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

    Thursday, 9th October 2014 1686 views

  76. Small UK businesses confident of economic recovery

    Tuesday, 30th September 2014 1454 views

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

    Saturday, 27th September 2014 1601 views

  78. Entrepreneurs’ Relief at risk?

    Thursday, 25th September 2014 2787 views

  79. Debt Relief Orders to be reviewed

    Wednesday, 17th September 2014 1983 views

  80. What if CVA contributions are no longer affordable?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1493 views

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

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1685 views

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

    Sunday, 7th September 2014 3146 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 1709 views

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

    Wednesday, 27th August 2014 1524 views

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

    Monday, 25th August 2014 2352 views

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

    Monday, 11th August 2014 4712 views

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

    Monday, 4th August 2014 3148 views

  88. Cash flow management leading to pressure from creditors

    Thursday, 31st July 2014 1670 views

  89. Company insolvencies continue to fall

    Tuesday, 29th July 2014 2088 views

  90. La Senza in administration for the second time

    Monday, 28th July 2014 1854 views

  91. Company Voluntary Arrangement rescues firm from financial difficulty

    Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 1715 views

  92. Can partnerships propose a company voluntary arrangement?

    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 1671 views

  93. Debt management services for trade supplier debts

    Wednesday, 16th July 2014 1705 views

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

    Friday, 11th July 2014 2143 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 2236 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1805 views

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

    Tuesday, 1st July 2014 5375 views

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

    Friday, 27th June 2014 1744 views

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

    Wednesday, 25th June 2014 1741 views

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

    Sunday, 8th June 2014 2120 views

  101. Tax breaks can help business cashflow

    Thursday, 3rd April 2014 2378 views

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

    Thursday, 13th March 2014 2034 views

  103. Tax Saving Fixed Price Members’ Voluntary Liquidations

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014 3242 views

  104. Business Debt Help - What to look for in your Insolvency Advisor (part 2)

    Friday, 7th March 2014 3044 views

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

    Thursday, 6th March 2014 2587 views

  106. Internacionale – third time unlucky?

    Monday, 3rd March 2014 10210 views

  107. Directors disqualified for company trading whilst insolvent | Portland

    Friday, 28th February 2014 2284 views

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

    Thursday, 27th February 2014 10369 views

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

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014 5964 views

  110. Portland moves Avient rescue to next stage

    Friday, 31st January 2014 2235 views

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

    Tuesday, 17th December 2013 3192 views

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

    Thursday, 5th December 2013 2508 views

  113. A magical night to remember

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 3436 views

  114. A personal plea from Steve

    Monday, 25th November 2013 2422 views

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

    Thursday, 7th November 2013 2842 views

  116. 20,000 jobs could be at risk due to business rates rise

    Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 1931 views

  117. Firms operating NHS Care Homes reduce their tax bills

    Monday, 21st October 2013 2101 views

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

    Monday, 14th October 2013 1862 views

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

    Monday, 7th October 2013 3150 views

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

    Monday, 30th September 2013 1935 views


    Monday, 23rd September 2013 3225 views

  122. Portland saves 50 year old business by negotiating sale

    Friday, 13th September 2013 2370 views

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

    Monday, 2nd September 2013 3147 views

  124. Portland assist in the sale of popular magazine

    Tuesday, 13th August 2013 2108 views

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

    Thursday, 25th July 2013 2252 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th July 2013 2456 views

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

    Monday, 1st July 2013 2280 views

  128. HMRC getting tougher on businesses

    Sunday, 14th April 2013 1934 views

  129. Portland professionals dinner hits the right notes

    Tuesday, 4th December 2012 2883 views

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

    Sunday, 21st October 2012 3024 views

  131. Portland Business Recovery shortlisted for award

    Wednesday, 12th September 2012 2736 views

  132. Portland LDC launch cash flow guides

    Thursday, 6th September 2012 41549 views

  133. Portland launches QuickCapital at successful seminar!

    Thursday, 12th July 2012 2192 views

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

    Wednesday, 13th June 2012 2410 views

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

    Wednesday, 4th April 2012 2461 views

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

    Friday, 23rd March 2012 2076 views

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

    Wednesday, 8th February 2012 3843 views

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

    Monday, 9th January 2012 2638 views

  139. Goodwill of long running trailer company lives on

    Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 3521 views

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

    Friday, 9th December 2011 2060 views

  141. A hypnotic night of fun, laughter and entertainment

    Friday, 2nd December 2011 2448 views

  142. Portland – helping the next generation understand money

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 2200 views

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

    Tuesday, 8th November 2011 2269 views

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

    Friday, 28th October 2011 1857 views

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

    Thursday, 22nd September 2011 1926 views

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

    Monday, 1st August 2011 4399 views

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

    Thursday, 16th June 2011 2593 views

  148. Portland Business Recovery to remain Independent

    Wednesday, 9th March 2011 2549 views

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

    Thursday, 3rd March 2011 1686 views

  150. IPA annual conference: 50 years on

    Tuesday, 8th February 2011 2347 views

  151. Portland presidential dinner hailed a success

    Wednesday, 24th November 2010 2291 views

  152. £6.8bn Time To Pay arrangements granted

    Friday, 29th October 2010 2371 views

  153. IPA to be closer to members in roadshow

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2691 views

  154. IPA licensed insolvency practitioners reaches 500

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2251 views

  155. Treasury reveals £7bn clampdown on tax dodgers

    Friday, 24th September 2010 184074 views

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

    Friday, 24th September 2010 1714 views

  157. 50 jobs saved in sale of West Sussex security business

    Friday, 9th May 2008 1828 views

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