Many companies carry debt, and for some, this can be an effective and reliable way of managing their cash flow position. However, when a company finds itself unable to meet the repayments on these debts, or its other outgoings, as and when they fall due, this should sound alarm bells that all may not be right with the business.
Whether you owe money to HMRC in the form of late or missed tax payments, are struggling to pay your suppliers, or if you are in danger of falling into arrears with your existing credit card, loan, or other finance agreements, you need to take action as soon as you recognise the situation is becoming unsustainable.
Ignoring the problems your company is facing will not make them go away; in many cases, this will only compound the situation and see your debts escalating out of control. When debt problems start to take hold, a company can find itself moving from merely struggling, to a position of insolvency surprisingly quickly.
While finding your company to be in an indebted position is far from ideal, the good news is that there are a range of both formal and informal processes which can be used to help take your business from the red and back into the black.
This may involve informal negotiations with creditors to lower your monthly commitments to a more sustainable level, or a legally-binding repayment plan using a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). As licensed insolvency practitioners, we are here to talk you through all the options available to you and your company, before recommending what we believe to be the most appropriate course of action for your business going forward.
If your company is unlikely to be able to turn its position around and repay the money it owes, we can take you through the voluntary closure process known as a Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation (CVL), which would see creditors repaid as far as possible with the company then being brought to an orderly end in accordance with the Insolvency Act 1986.
If you are considering liquidation for your limited company, taking advice from a licensed insolvency practitioner can help you understand your options.
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