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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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Case Studies

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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Case Studies

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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Guides

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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Case Studies

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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Case Studies

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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Insolvent estates

Specialist help with insolvent estates – protecting the Personal Representative.

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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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