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Recent projects: Kings of the castle

Oliver Collinge and James Sleight advise on sale of Lumley Castle.

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Recent projects: Clipped wings

Stephen Goderski and Peter Hart of PKF GM have successfully completed the sale of the business and assets of a […]

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Murder mystery

Alan Boothby, Manager at PKF GM looks at the role of Forensic Accounting in unravelling the murder of a Netflix […]

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Groundhog day

Oliver Collinge, Director and specialist in resolving financial distress looks at the latest insolvency statistics for Q2 2023.

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Survival of the fittest

Stephen Goderski, Director and Head of our London office with over 35 years’ experience in crisis stabilisation, identifies what a […]

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Funding for growth

Brendan Clarkson, Director at PKF GM spoke to Josh Levy, CEO of Ultimate Finance about the challenges of starting up […]

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PKF GM has advised on the sale of Lumley Castle

PKF GM is pleased to have advised on the sale of Lumley Castle to Lord Scarborough and his Trustees. Lord […]

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6 Towns Credit Union Limited – In Administration (“6TCU”)

Administrators appointed at 6 Towns Credit Union Limited

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New director for PKF

Brendan Clarkson has joined PKF as a Director in the firm’s Advisory team. 

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What is a Winding Up Petition?

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Can I Stop a Creditor From Putting My Company Into Liquidation?

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AdvisoryMatters

The latest insights, curated by our restructuring, debt advisory, fraud and forensic experts.

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Fuel fraud – the next big thing?

Stratford Hamilton, Director and insolvency specialist with over 20 years’ of experience with fraud and investigation working with creditor groups […]

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Thinking positively

Stephen Goderski, Director and Head of our London office, with over 35 years’ experience in crisis stabilisation, identifies the challenges […]

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Stratford Hamilton and Peter Hart were recently appointed Joint Liquidators of LGCT International Limited (“LGCT”).

LGCT was a relatively obscure cryptocurrency which was launched on the market with a similar offering to more established digital […]

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National Audit Office reports £21bn of public money lost to fraud

Robert Brooker, Head of Fraud & Forensics, takes a closer look at the recent news from the National Audit Office […]

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Greenwashing: How green is it?

Adam Maclennan, Head of UK & Ireland PKF hospitality group highlights the importance of environmental sustainability in the consumer decision […]

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UK Insolvency Statistics: Weathering the storm or waiting for it?

Oliver Collinge, Director at PKF GM, specialist in resolving financial distress by working with management teams, lenders and investors across […]

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Can I liquidate my Company without a Liquidator?

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Do I Need to Use an Insolvency Practitioner to Liquidate My Company?

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How Much Does It Cost to Liquidate a Company?

Explore the financial intricacies of company liquidation in our blog. We dissect hidden costs like creditor payouts and illustrate how […]

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PKF GM expert predicts ‘tsunami’ of insolvencies

The latest Government insolvency statistics for the first quarter of 2023 show a significant increase in the number of companies […]

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Call for Budget support as corporate insolvencies surge

Insolvency figures released for February 2023 by the Government’s Insolvency Service shows that the number of registered company insolvencies in […]

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Fighting fraud: is this a sea change?

After the House of Lords published a detailed report Fighting Fraud: Breaking the Chain in November, Robert Brooker examines the […]

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Advisory Matters: what could you be missing?

After a volatile 2022, who knows what this year will bring to the insolvency and restructuring professions. Advisory Matters is […]

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UK insolvency statistics: a phantom wave?

It’s sometimes easy to take cash flow for granted. But regular planning and monitoring can strengthen your business resilience in […]

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Effective cash flow management: why it matters

It’s sometimes easy to take cash flow for granted. But regular planning and monitoring can strengthen your business resilience in […]

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Corporate insolvencies at highest levels since 2009

The latest Government insolvency statistics for 2022 show a significant increase in the number of companies in distress.

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Appointment of Administrators at Bluespot Furniture Ltd

James Sleight and Oliver Collinge of PKF GM were appointed as Administrators of Bluespot Furniture Ltd on 20 January 2023.

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Tough 2023 forecast as cash flow pressure drive surge in insolvencies

Insolvency figures released today for December 2022 by the Government’s Insolvency Service show that the  number of registered company insolvencies […]

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Webinar series launched to help advisors and directors understand insolvency processes

PKF GM has launched a free training webinar three part series designed to support professional services advisors  to understand insolvency […]

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Explaining Creditors Voluntary Liquidation

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Step-By-Step Guide to Creditors Voluntary Liquidation

Putting a business into Creditor’s Voluntary Liquidation is a simple process that is usually guided by an experienced insolvency practitioner. […]

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The twelve frauds of Christmas

The festive season is rife with fraudsters ready to take advantage of you. This year, more than ever, people are […]

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New year for your business

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A New Year ‘health check’ for your business

Whether it’s doing dry January, getting fit or having a go at ‘veganuary’, most of us make personal New Year’s […]

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Company directors urged to act now as cash flow pressure drive surge in insolvencies

Insolvency figures released this week for November 2022 by the Government’s Insolvency Service show that the number of registered company […]

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PKF launches new advisory offering with the appointment of James Linton as Head of Creditor Services

PKF has launched its Creditor Services team, which provides a bespoke service to support clients experiencing insolvency-related issues.  

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Martin Watson joins PKF to spearhead its ambitious plans in Leeds

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Rapid expansion of PKF’s Financial Services business in Yorkshire with plans to create another 25 jobs this year

Audit and accountancy firm PKF has exceeded expectations for its new Financial Services team in Leeds, creating 20 new jobs […]

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Company voluntary arrangements: how they can save your company

If you are in a fixed overheads hole and struggling to keep your company afloat, we explain the benefits of […]

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Directors advised to act now as economic climate drives increase in insolvencies

Insolvency figures released for September 2022 by the Government’s Insolvency Service showed the number of company insolvencies in September 2022 […]

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Call for Emergency Budget to offer more support for struggling firms

Insolvency figures released today for August 2022* by the Government’s Insolvency Service showed the number of registered company insolvencies in […]

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Gloucestershire Credit Union Limited – In Administration (“GCUL”)

James Sleight and Peter Hart of PKF GM have been appointed as Joint Administrators of Gloucestershire Credit Union, whose membership […]

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Mobigo Ltd – The importance of properly particularising a claim and strike out.

   

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Headwinds

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Rising costs and cash flow pressures squeezing businesses – company insolvencies up 67% year-on-year

27% higher than pre-pandemic levels One-month increase of 7.5% from June 2022 Headwinds likely to cause issues even for better-performing […]

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Hotel Outlook: Bounce back

Your hotel business has survived the pandemic, but as recovery shoots emerge, new challenges present themselves in the form of […]

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Aegis companies Update

Over the last six years Stephen Goderski has been appointed as Administrator and / or Liquidator of a number of […]

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Cash flow pressures drives over 100% rise in insolvencies

Insolvency figures released today for April 2022* by the Government’s Insolvency Service showed corporate insolvencies more than doubled compared to […]

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Rainbow Saver Anglia Credit Union Limited – In Administration (“RSACU”)

James Sleight and Peter Hart of PKF GM have been appointed as Joint Administrators of Rainbow Saver Anglia Credit Union, […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey – Directors and Bounce Back Loans

We need to cast our minds back to 2020 and the first lockdown when the government introduced Bounce Back Loans […]

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Administrators appointed at City of Plymouth Credit Union Limited

James Sleight and Peter Hart of PKF GM have been appointed as Joint Administrators of City of Plymouth Credit Union […]

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Insights 2022 – The headwinds facing UK Businesses in 2022

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The Chancellor announces investment in £48m public sector counter fraud authority but what does this mean in practice?

In his Spring Statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Government will invest £48.8m in a new public sector counter […]

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Company insolvencies double as cash crunch starts to bite & landlord restrictions lifted

Insolvency figures released today for February 2022* by the Government’s Insolvency Service showed corporate insolvencies more than doubled compared to […]

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Administrators appointed over Finablr PLC

Stephen Goderski and Peter Hart of PKF GM have been appointed as Joint Administrators of Finablr, with immediate effect.

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Company insolvencies more than double as cash crunch starts to bite

Insolvency figures released today for January 2022* by the Government’s Insolvency Service showed corporate insolvencies more than doubled compared to […]

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PKF GM boosts contentious insolvency team with new London director appointment

PKF GM has today announced the appointment of Stratford Hamilton. Stratford joins as a director in the London team specialising […]

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Administrators appointed at All Flintshire Credit Union Limited

James Sleight and Peter Hart of PKF GM have been appointed as Joint Administrators of All Flintshire Credit Union Limited, […]

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Company insolvencies increase as tough year ahead forecast

Insolvency figures released yesterday for December 2021* by the Government’s Insolvency Service showed a 20% increase in corporate insolvencies compared […]

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Company insolvencies surge by 88% with numbers higher than pre pandemic levels

Insolvency figures released on Friday for November 2021* by the Government’s Insolvency Service showed an 88% increase in corporate insolvencies […]

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A New Year ‘health check’ for your business

Whether it’s doing dry January, getting fit or having a go at ‘veganuary’, most of us make personal New Year’s […]

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Cash flow pressures drives over 60% rise in insolvencies

Insolvency figures released today for October 2021 by the Government’s Insolvency Service show a 63% increase in corporate insolvencies compared […]

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Will the bounce be high enough?

Whether you are still facing the challenges of closure and preparation for re-opening, deciding how to change your marketing strategy […]

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Quarterly company insolvencies show 17% increase with tough times ahead forecast

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Escaping the Financial Crime Pandemic

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Martin Watson joins PKF to spearhead its ambitious plans in Leeds

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PKF to create 50 jobs in Leeds with new Financial Services team

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Company insolvencies surge by over 50% as leading insolvency professional predicts a challenging winter ahead

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How to protect yourself from fraud as contactless limit increases  

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Sale of the assets of Kuhnel Graphics Ltd (in administration) to Zebra Print

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Administrators appointed at Kuhnel Graphics Limited

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Company insolvencies surge by 70% as Government support tails off

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Administrators appointed at Barrow & District Credit Union Limited

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Company insolvencies rise as Government support tails off

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Company insolvencies surge as businesses urged to take action early

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The law of unintended consequences – HMRC as second preferential creditor

What unintended effects have become obvious in the months following the introduction of HMRC’s secondary preferential status?

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Tougher regulations on connected party pre-packs to take effect

New regulations don’t just cover pre-pack sales but all connected party sales

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FSQS accreditation for PKF GM

Third Party risk management and compliance for the financial services sector

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Insolvency statistics defy gravity again, but for how long?

Company insolvency statistics continue to defy gravity but IVA increase shows that personal finances are beginning to take a hit

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Countering the rise of money laundering in the UK: Open Banking has some of the answers, but could we do more?

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Help for Family Business United (FBU) Members

A dedicated support hub for FBU members whose family firms face financial pressure  #familybusiness #support #advice #mentalhealth

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Insolvencies drop again but challenging times ahead

Despite almost a 50% drop in insolvencies, businesses facing challenging times ahead as Government support starts to wane

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Restriction on Re-use of Company Names

Section 216, Insolvency Act 1986 applies very widely and has far-reaching consequences for those that fail to properly adhere to the […]

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Budget 2021 Snapshot: Businesses advised to act now before predicted changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

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Budget 2021 Snapshot: Taxpayer Protection Taskforce launched to combat fraud within Covid-19 packages

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Administrators appointed at Pioneer Mutual Credit Union Limited

Dina Devalia and James Sleight of PKF GM have been appointed as Joint Administrators of Pioneer Mutual Credit Union Limited […]

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Business facing challenging start to 2021, despite drop in insolvencies

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Support for SIBA members

A dedicated resource for breweries whose finances are under pressure in lockdown.

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The consequences of a third national lockdown

The latest lockdown may bring the reset button into play for many businesses

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Rebrand and expansion hails new chapter for PKF Geoffrey Martin

PKF Geoffrey Martin & Co launches new brand, website and expands with fraud and forensic service

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Brewery

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A new lease of life for a brewery

How a new finance facility resolved a brewery’s cash flow problems and provided funding for growth.

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Rescue of a food manufacturer

How a pre-pack Administration enabled the rescue of a food manufacturing business, protecting jobs and returning funds to creditors.

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What insolvency option is right for my company?

The range of insolvency options can be overwhelming. We’ll help you understand the options and make the right choice.

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Change in HMRC preferential status

The status of monies owed to HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) in formal insolvencies changes with effect from 1 December […]

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Rebuilding with a CVA

How a CVA helped groundworks business manage the loss of a major contract and survive to tell the tale.

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Government funding for redundancies

How we helped a distribution business to fund the costs of downsizing its workforce and return to profitability.

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HMRC Arrears

HMRC arrears are a very common problem. Whether it’s VAT, PAYE or NI, when cash is tight, paying employees and suppliers […]

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Should I continue to trade?

If you’re concerned about whether your company has a long term future and is likely to continue to be loss […]

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Dealing with a Winding Up Petition

Receiving a winding up petition is a very serious matter.  If you owe money to a creditor which you cannot […]

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I’ve received a CCJ that I can’t pay

If your company has received a County Court Judgment (CCJ) because you’ve been unable to pay a debt you should […]

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My cash flow is under pressure

Cash flow pressure is a common problem. Most businesses suffer from it at some point, including many very profitable businesses. […]

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Don’t become a victim of coronavirus fraud

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an unprecedented effect on many countries around the world – and prompted a wide range […]

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The Financial Assistance Scheme

The Financial Assistance Scheme, operated by the Redundancy Payments Service (part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), can […]

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Unlocking cash from your balance sheet

The uncertainty of the current situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting businesses in a number of different ways. Despite the […]

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Contentious insolvency

It is an unfortunate reality that businesses and individuals can suffer significant losses due to fraud, dishonesty or negligence. Increasingly […]

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Aiming for growth

How to grow your business in a structured way.

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Lonelier than ever at the top

Life as an entrepreneur or company director is lonely at the best of times, and COVID makes it even more […]

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Highway Through City

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Is my company insolvent?

When a company is facing difficulties, the earlier the business owners seek help, the more time they and their advisers […]

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Between a rock and a hard place

How the charitable and not-for-profit sector can survive ongoing economic difficulties in these challenging times.

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Solvent liquidation

Solvent liquidation is done to eliminate risk, so it is worth ensuring it is done properly.

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Funding your business

What are the types of funding available for your business?

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How to survive losing a customer

Most businesses will face the daunting prospect of losing a key customer at some point. The pandemic has resulted in […]

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Forewarned is forearmed

Trustees have, if they know what to look for, a number of warning signs that can alert them to potential […]

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