Portland Business & Financial Solutions The way forward, made brighter



    Portland is delighted to announce that we have been named as regional winners at the Area and Region Insolvency Practice Awards for the Hampshire area.

    Friday, 16th March 2018 562 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th November 2017 1076 views

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

    Sunday, 22nd October 2017 1043 views

  4. Crowdfunding - a realistic alternative to bank finance?

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017 967 views

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

    Friday, 21st July 2017 1104 views

  6. Is bankruptcy worth the gamble?

    Tuesday, 27th June 2017 1178 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017 1339 views

  8. HMRC is increasing pressure on companies with overdue debts

    Monday, 8th May 2017 869 views

  9. Personal and corporate insolvencies are on the rise

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 609 views

  10. Using Brexit to boost your business

    Tuesday, 25th April 2017 1069 views

  11. New Insolvency Rules – what you should know

    Friday, 21st April 2017 859 views

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

    Monday, 17th April 2017 1141 views

  13. The business failure of Comet

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 1562 views

  14. Planning an exit strategy

    Wednesday, 29th March 2017 844 views

  15. A day in the life of an Insolvency Administrator

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017 959 views

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

    Monday, 13th March 2017 1246 views

  17. The rise & fall Blockbuster Video

    Wednesday, 8th March 2017 1173 views

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

    Tuesday, 14th February 2017 719 views

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

    Monday, 6th February 2017 956 views

  20. How to value a business

    Friday, 27th January 2017 850 views

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

    Monday, 23rd January 2017 931 views

  22. HMRCs increased powers to find unpaid tax

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017 892 views

  23. Difficulties facing the travel industry in 2017

    Friday, 13th January 2017 911 views

  24. The business failure of Woolworths

    Tuesday, 10th January 2017 4021 views

  25. Finding appropriate investment must be the driving force

    Wednesday, 4th January 2017 948 views

  26. What are the options following a winding up petition

    Thursday, 29th December 2016 1022 views

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

    Sunday, 18th December 2016 968 views

  28. How an IVA could annul bankruptcy

    Monday, 12th December 2016 1039 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 1026 views

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

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 1019 views

  31. The importance of maintaining proper accounting records

    Monday, 28th November 2016 945 views

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

    Thursday, 24th November 2016 1439 views

  33. The challenges facing private schools

    Thursday, 17th November 2016 5156 views

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

    Wednesday, 9th November 2016 1971 views

  35. The consequences of receiving a winding up petition

    Friday, 28th October 2016 1351 views

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

    Friday, 21st October 2016 991 views

  37. Is my pension safe if I go bankrupt?

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016 953 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th September 2016 947 views

  39. Portland rescue locally loved brewery

    Wednesday, 14th September 2016 1179 views

  40. The Oakleaf Brewing Company Limited

    Monday, 15th August 2016 1315 views

  41. A new approach for companies with financial difficulties

    Thursday, 30th June 2016 1077 views

  42. Diary of an insolvency practitioner

    Thursday, 19th May 2016 1279 views

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

    Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 1808 views

  44. Increased insolvencies in the care home sector

    Thursday, 28th April 2016 1294 views

  45. What does an administrator really do?

    Tuesday, 26th April 2016 1500 views

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

    Monday, 28th March 2016 1739 views

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

    Friday, 4th March 2016 1393 views

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

    Monday, 29th February 2016 1246 views

  49. Bolton Wanderers facing insolvency

    Monday, 28th December 2015 1674 views

  50. Handling a delicate Liquidation

    Wednesday, 25th November 2015 1237 views

  51. Paying small suppliers early – every little helps

    Tuesday, 10th November 2015 1484 views

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

    Wednesday, 28th October 2015 1893 views

  53. Is the “crowdfunding” bubble about to burst

    Friday, 23rd October 2015 1922 views

  54. Insolvency isn’t all doom and gloom

    Thursday, 15th October 2015 1906 views

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

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 2225 views

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

    Tuesday, 4th August 2015 1570 views

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

    Monday, 13th July 2015 3231 views

  58. Popular online music streaming service placed into Administration

    Thursday, 18th June 2015 2013 views

  59. Football League tightens up insolvency rules

    Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 1960 views

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

    Tuesday, 26th May 2015 2366 views

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

    Tuesday, 7th April 2015 2208 views

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

    Monday, 2nd March 2015 1611 views

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

    Thursday, 29th January 2015 2163 views

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

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 4343 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 1724 views

  66. ‘Zombie’ companies just refusing to die

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 2145 views

  67. How to make £Millions

    Tuesday, 28th October 2014 2062 views

  68. How to lose £Billions

    Monday, 27th October 2014 1846 views

  69. Bringing Zombie companies back to life

    Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 1340 views

  70. A successful Partnership Voluntary Arrangement

    Tuesday, 14th October 2014 1310 views

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

    Monday, 13th October 2014 1383 views

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

    Thursday, 9th October 2014 1537 views

  73. Small UK businesses confident of economic recovery

    Tuesday, 30th September 2014 1307 views

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

    Saturday, 27th September 2014 1431 views

  75. Entrepreneurs’ Relief at risk?

    Thursday, 25th September 2014 2584 views

  76. Debt Relief Orders to be reviewed

    Wednesday, 17th September 2014 1801 views

  77. What if CVA contributions are no longer affordable?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1344 views

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

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1485 views

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

    Sunday, 7th September 2014 2875 views

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

    Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 1533 views

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

    Wednesday, 27th August 2014 1376 views

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

    Monday, 25th August 2014 2152 views

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

    Monday, 11th August 2014 4392 views

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

    Monday, 4th August 2014 2879 views

  85. Cash flow management leading to pressure from creditors

    Thursday, 31st July 2014 1462 views

  86. Company insolvencies continue to fall

    Tuesday, 29th July 2014 1912 views

  87. La Senza in administration for the second time

    Monday, 28th July 2014 1583 views

  88. Company Voluntary Arrangement rescues firm from financial difficulty

    Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 1544 views

  89. Can partnerships propose a company voluntary arrangement?

    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 1515 views

  90. Debt management services for trade supplier debts

    Wednesday, 16th July 2014 1495 views

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

    Friday, 11th July 2014 1928 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 2027 views

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

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1629 views

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

    Tuesday, 1st July 2014 5156 views

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

    Friday, 27th June 2014 1576 views

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

    Wednesday, 25th June 2014 1564 views

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

    Sunday, 8th June 2014 1965 views

  98. Tax breaks can help business cashflow

    Thursday, 3rd April 2014 2233 views

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

    Thursday, 13th March 2014 1847 views

  100. Tax Saving Fixed Price Members’ Voluntary Liquidations

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014 3034 views

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

    Friday, 7th March 2014 2838 views

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

    Thursday, 6th March 2014 2439 views

  103. Internacionale – third time unlucky?

    Monday, 3rd March 2014 9991 views

  104. Directors disqualified for company trading whilst insolvent | Portland

    Friday, 28th February 2014 2121 views

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

    Thursday, 27th February 2014 10151 views

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

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014 5762 views

  107. Portland moves Avient rescue to next stage

    Friday, 31st January 2014 2073 views

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

    Tuesday, 17th December 2013 3026 views

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

    Thursday, 5th December 2013 2356 views

  110. A magical night to remember

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 3253 views

  111. A personal plea from Steve

    Monday, 25th November 2013 2174 views

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

    Thursday, 7th November 2013 2637 views

  113. 20,000 jobs could be at risk due to business rates rise

    Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 1773 views

  114. Firms operating NHS Care Homes reduce their tax bills

    Monday, 21st October 2013 1921 views

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

    Monday, 14th October 2013 1693 views

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

    Monday, 7th October 2013 2963 views

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

    Monday, 30th September 2013 1736 views


    Monday, 23rd September 2013 3087 views

  119. Portland saves 50 year old business by negotiating sale

    Friday, 13th September 2013 2245 views

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

    Monday, 2nd September 2013 2867 views

  121. Portland assist in the sale of popular magazine

    Tuesday, 13th August 2013 1968 views

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

    Thursday, 25th July 2013 2087 views

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

    Wednesday, 17th July 2013 2276 views

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

    Monday, 1st July 2013 2136 views

  125. HMRC getting tougher on businesses

    Sunday, 14th April 2013 1773 views

  126. Portland professionals dinner hits the right notes

    Tuesday, 4th December 2012 2686 views

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

    Sunday, 21st October 2012 2794 views

  128. Portland Business Recovery shortlisted for award

    Wednesday, 12th September 2012 2584 views

  129. Portland LDC launch cash flow guides

    Thursday, 6th September 2012 40520 views

  130. Portland launches QuickCapital at successful seminar!

    Thursday, 12th July 2012 2029 views

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

    Wednesday, 13th June 2012 2222 views

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

    Wednesday, 4th April 2012 2288 views

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

    Friday, 23rd March 2012 1944 views

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

    Wednesday, 8th February 2012 3637 views

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

    Monday, 9th January 2012 2455 views

  136. Goodwill of long running trailer company lives on

    Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 3337 views

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

    Friday, 9th December 2011 1916 views

  138. A hypnotic night of fun, laughter and entertainment

    Friday, 2nd December 2011 2236 views

  139. Portland – helping the next generation understand money

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 2022 views

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

    Tuesday, 8th November 2011 2131 views

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

    Friday, 28th October 2011 1693 views

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

    Thursday, 22nd September 2011 1769 views

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

    Monday, 1st August 2011 4233 views

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

    Thursday, 16th June 2011 2412 views

  145. Portland Business Recovery to remain Independent

    Wednesday, 9th March 2011 2327 views

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

    Thursday, 3rd March 2011 1562 views

  147. IPA annual conference: 50 years on

    Tuesday, 8th February 2011 2176 views

  148. Portland presidential dinner hailed a success

    Wednesday, 24th November 2010 2121 views

  149. £6.8bn Time To Pay arrangements granted

    Friday, 29th October 2010 1983 views

  150. IPA to be closer to members in roadshow

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2523 views

  151. IPA licensed insolvency practitioners reaches 500

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2102 views

  152. Treasury reveals £7bn clampdown on tax dodgers

    Friday, 24th September 2010 183660 views

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

    Friday, 24th September 2010 1614 views

  154. 50 jobs saved in sale of West Sussex security business

    Friday, 9th May 2008 1666 views

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