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  1. Nicola Layland becomes Director at Portland

    We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Nicola Layland as Director at Portland and welcome her as an equal shareholder of the company.

    Tuesday, 1st May 2018 23 views


    Friday, 16th March 2018 678 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th November 2017 1190 views

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

    Sunday, 22nd October 2017 1167 views

  5. Crowdfunding - a realistic alternative to bank finance?

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017 1068 views

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

    Friday, 21st July 2017 1248 views

  7. Is bankruptcy worth the gamble?

    Tuesday, 27th June 2017 1271 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017 1420 views

  9. HMRC is increasing pressure on companies with overdue debts

    Monday, 8th May 2017 924 views

  10. Personal and corporate insolvencies are on the rise

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 656 views

  11. Using Brexit to boost your business

    Tuesday, 25th April 2017 1154 views

  12. New Insolvency Rules – what you should know

    Friday, 21st April 2017 919 views

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

    Monday, 17th April 2017 1299 views

  14. The business failure of Comet

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 1727 views

  15. Planning an exit strategy

    Wednesday, 29th March 2017 974 views

  16. A day in the life of an Insolvency Administrator

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017 1045 views

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

    Monday, 13th March 2017 1327 views

  18. The rise & fall Blockbuster Video

    Wednesday, 8th March 2017 1293 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th February 2017 767 views

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

    Monday, 6th February 2017 1015 views

  21. How to value a business

    Friday, 27th January 2017 903 views

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

    Monday, 23rd January 2017 988 views

  23. HMRCs increased powers to find unpaid tax

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017 965 views

  24. Difficulties facing the travel industry in 2017

    Friday, 13th January 2017 965 views

  25. The business failure of Woolworths

    Tuesday, 10th January 2017 4909 views

  26. Finding appropriate investment must be the driving force

    Wednesday, 4th January 2017 1022 views

  27. What are the options following a winding up petition

    Thursday, 29th December 2016 1097 views

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

    Sunday, 18th December 2016 1028 views

  29. How an IVA could annul bankruptcy

    Monday, 12th December 2016 1257 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 1093 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 1086 views

  32. The importance of maintaining proper accounting records

    Monday, 28th November 2016 995 views

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

    Thursday, 24th November 2016 1506 views

  34. The challenges facing private schools

    Thursday, 17th November 2016 5756 views

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

    Wednesday, 9th November 2016 2108 views

  36. The consequences of receiving a winding up petition

    Friday, 28th October 2016 1483 views

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

    Friday, 21st October 2016 1051 views

  38. Is my pension safe if I go bankrupt?

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016 1042 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th September 2016 1056 views

  40. Portland rescue locally loved brewery

    Wednesday, 14th September 2016 1238 views

  41. The Oakleaf Brewing Company Limited

    Monday, 15th August 2016 1390 views

  42. A new approach for companies with financial difficulties

    Thursday, 30th June 2016 1148 views

  43. Diary of an insolvency practitioner

    Thursday, 19th May 2016 1327 views

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

    Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 1893 views

  45. Increased insolvencies in the care home sector

    Thursday, 28th April 2016 1374 views

  46. What does an administrator really do?

    Tuesday, 26th April 2016 1563 views

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

    Monday, 28th March 2016 1813 views

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

    Friday, 4th March 2016 1465 views

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

    Monday, 29th February 2016 1306 views

  50. Bolton Wanderers facing insolvency

    Monday, 28th December 2015 1766 views

  51. Handling a delicate Liquidation

    Wednesday, 25th November 2015 1295 views

  52. Paying small suppliers early – every little helps

    Tuesday, 10th November 2015 1548 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th October 2015 1955 views

  54. Is the “crowdfunding” bubble about to burst

    Friday, 23rd October 2015 1984 views

  55. Insolvency isn’t all doom and gloom

    Thursday, 15th October 2015 1961 views

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

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 2288 views

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

    Tuesday, 4th August 2015 1627 views

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

    Monday, 13th July 2015 3351 views

  59. Popular online music streaming service placed into Administration

    Thursday, 18th June 2015 2064 views

  60. Football League tightens up insolvency rules

    Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 2023 views

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

    Tuesday, 26th May 2015 2440 views

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

    Tuesday, 7th April 2015 2277 views

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

    Monday, 2nd March 2015 1661 views

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

    Thursday, 29th January 2015 2213 views

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

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 4490 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 1778 views

  67. ‘Zombie’ companies just refusing to die

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 2181 views

  68. How to make £Millions

    Tuesday, 28th October 2014 2121 views

  69. How to lose £Billions

    Monday, 27th October 2014 1903 views

  70. Bringing Zombie companies back to life

    Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 1402 views

  71. A successful Partnership Voluntary Arrangement

    Tuesday, 14th October 2014 1347 views

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

    Monday, 13th October 2014 1423 views

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

    Thursday, 9th October 2014 1573 views

  74. Small UK businesses confident of economic recovery

    Tuesday, 30th September 2014 1352 views

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

    Saturday, 27th September 2014 1476 views

  76. Entrepreneurs’ Relief at risk?

    Thursday, 25th September 2014 2641 views

  77. Debt Relief Orders to be reviewed

    Wednesday, 17th September 2014 1870 views

  78. What if CVA contributions are no longer affordable?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1394 views

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

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1561 views

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

    Sunday, 7th September 2014 2973 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 1582 views

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

    Wednesday, 27th August 2014 1420 views

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

    Monday, 25th August 2014 2226 views

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

    Monday, 11th August 2014 4505 views

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

    Monday, 4th August 2014 2966 views

  86. Cash flow management leading to pressure from creditors

    Thursday, 31st July 2014 1531 views

  87. Company insolvencies continue to fall

    Tuesday, 29th July 2014 1970 views

  88. La Senza in administration for the second time

    Monday, 28th July 2014 1724 views

  89. Company Voluntary Arrangement rescues firm from financial difficulty

    Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 1591 views

  90. Can partnerships propose a company voluntary arrangement?

    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 1557 views

  91. Debt management services for trade supplier debts

    Wednesday, 16th July 2014 1570 views

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

    Friday, 11th July 2014 1989 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 2072 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1685 views

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

    Tuesday, 1st July 2014 5231 views

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

    Friday, 27th June 2014 1635 views

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

    Wednesday, 25th June 2014 1611 views

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

    Sunday, 8th June 2014 2007 views

  99. Tax breaks can help business cashflow

    Thursday, 3rd April 2014 2282 views

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

    Thursday, 13th March 2014 1913 views

  101. Tax Saving Fixed Price Members’ Voluntary Liquidations

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014 3095 views

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

    Friday, 7th March 2014 2894 views

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

    Thursday, 6th March 2014 2483 views

  104. Internacionale – third time unlucky?

    Monday, 3rd March 2014 10060 views

  105. Directors disqualified for company trading whilst insolvent | Portland

    Friday, 28th February 2014 2165 views

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

    Thursday, 27th February 2014 10216 views

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

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014 5826 views

  108. Portland moves Avient rescue to next stage

    Friday, 31st January 2014 2122 views

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

    Tuesday, 17th December 2013 3089 views

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

    Thursday, 5th December 2013 2405 views

  111. A magical night to remember

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 3309 views

  112. A personal plea from Steve

    Monday, 25th November 2013 2245 views

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

    Thursday, 7th November 2013 2704 views

  114. 20,000 jobs could be at risk due to business rates rise

    Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 1821 views

  115. Firms operating NHS Care Homes reduce their tax bills

    Monday, 21st October 2013 1966 views

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

    Monday, 14th October 2013 1749 views

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

    Monday, 7th October 2013 3012 views

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

    Monday, 30th September 2013 1806 views


    Monday, 23rd September 2013 3138 views

  120. Portland saves 50 year old business by negotiating sale

    Friday, 13th September 2013 2286 views

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

    Monday, 2nd September 2013 2982 views

  122. Portland assist in the sale of popular magazine

    Tuesday, 13th August 2013 2016 views

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

    Thursday, 25th July 2013 2144 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th July 2013 2328 views

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

    Monday, 1st July 2013 2189 views

  126. HMRC getting tougher on businesses

    Sunday, 14th April 2013 1821 views

  127. Portland professionals dinner hits the right notes

    Tuesday, 4th December 2012 2747 views

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

    Sunday, 21st October 2012 2872 views

  129. Portland Business Recovery shortlisted for award

    Wednesday, 12th September 2012 2642 views

  130. Portland LDC launch cash flow guides

    Thursday, 6th September 2012 40835 views

  131. Portland launches QuickCapital at successful seminar!

    Thursday, 12th July 2012 2080 views

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

    Wednesday, 13th June 2012 2290 views

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

    Wednesday, 4th April 2012 2342 views

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

    Friday, 23rd March 2012 1994 views

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

    Wednesday, 8th February 2012 3704 views

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

    Monday, 9th January 2012 2506 views

  137. Goodwill of long running trailer company lives on

    Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 3416 views

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

    Friday, 9th December 2011 1951 views

  139. A hypnotic night of fun, laughter and entertainment

    Friday, 2nd December 2011 2296 views

  140. Portland – helping the next generation understand money

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 2087 views

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

    Tuesday, 8th November 2011 2175 views

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

    Friday, 28th October 2011 1754 views

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

    Thursday, 22nd September 2011 1828 views

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

    Monday, 1st August 2011 4292 views

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

    Thursday, 16th June 2011 2477 views

  146. Portland Business Recovery to remain Independent

    Wednesday, 9th March 2011 2421 views

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

    Thursday, 3rd March 2011 1605 views

  148. IPA annual conference: 50 years on

    Tuesday, 8th February 2011 2228 views

  149. Portland presidential dinner hailed a success

    Wednesday, 24th November 2010 2193 views

  150. £6.8bn Time To Pay arrangements granted

    Friday, 29th October 2010 2225 views

  151. IPA to be closer to members in roadshow

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2583 views

  152. IPA licensed insolvency practitioners reaches 500

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2164 views

  153. Treasury reveals £7bn clampdown on tax dodgers

    Friday, 24th September 2010 183766 views

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

    Friday, 24th September 2010 1651 views

  155. 50 jobs saved in sale of West Sussex security business

    Friday, 9th May 2008 1720 views

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