BUSINESS ADVICE

Company debt? Looking to close your company, sell your business or retire? Thinking of a company liquidation?


If you are experiencing any of the following, we can help.

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Creditor pressure
  • Increased overheads
  • Cash flow problems
  • HMRC debt
  • Winding up petitions
  • Unpaid invoices
  • Poor trading conditions
  • Company liquidation & MVLs
  • Selling or retiring
We can help
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Business owners may fail to recognise the early warning signs of financial difficulty. This could result in the collapse of a viable business.
 
How do we help company directors?

We help with company debt. Where possible, we help you get your business back-on-track and ship shape. Business recovery and debt restructuring solutions mean you can get back to running your business instead of worrying about it.

If business recovery is not an option, we work with our clients to find alternative solutions to help directors rebuild, start over or dissolve their companies.

Once we find the solution that works for you and your business, we take care of the rest and liaise with all third parties on your behalf.

How do we help businesses?

What is the process?

First, we offer you a complimentary and fully confidential consultation where we find out about you, your company and about any difficulties you are currently experiencing.

Next, we listen to you to find out about what YOU would like to happen. Only then, when we have all the information, will we offer advice and solutions to suit your individual circumstances.

While we are based in Taunton, we work across the UK. To meet your needs, we can travel to you or meet via video conferencing.

Get in touch to find out more or to book your complimentary, no-obligation, fully confidential consultation with our experts.

We can help you find solutions for any business debt you may be experiencing. Want to know more?

Our RESOURCES PAGE is full of valuable and insightful information, advice and tips on topics such as:

  • avoiding business pitfalls
  • company liquidations and MVLs
  • tax-efficient business closures
  • the business recovery process
  • how businesses can go on to be highly successful following financial difficulty
Dealing with debt
We know that dealing with debt can be distressing and uncertain for all involved.

We take pride in our confidential, empathetic and compassionate service. We believe in listening to our clients, giving professional advice and offering only the most appropriate solutions for our clients’ individual circumstances.

IGNORING BUSINESS DEBT IS NOT AN OPTION.

Get in touch to find out more or to book your complimentary, no-obligation, fully confidential consultation with our experts.

Debt typeConsquences of non-payment
Mortgage or secured borrowing on business premisesLosing your business premises
Business rent arrearsA visit from bailiffs or eviction
Business ratesA visit from bailiffs
Unpaid finesA visit from bailiffs
Tax, VAT or National InsuranceA visit from bailiffs or bankruptcy
County court judgmentsA visit from bailiffs, charging order or attachment to earnings
Equipment leasesRepossession of the leased item
Water, gas & electricity billsDisconnection

Looking to close, sell your business or retire?


If you have at least £25,000 in the business, it might be worth getting the money out through a Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL). Unlike the liquidation of an insolvent company, a MVL is a formal, voluntary procedure initiated by you.

We recently helped one shareholder save £44,000 in taxes, and a family-run business save over £53,000 in taxes.

Get in touch to find out more about MVLs or to book your complimentary, no-obligation, fully confidential consultation with our experts.

What are the benefits of a MVL?

  • Pay a lower tax rate on dividends – this is because shareholder dividends are classed as capital, rather than income in a MVL. This could mean a tax savings of up to 25%, depending on your income bracket.
  • Benefit from a flat tax rate of 10% – with a MVL you could qualify for Entrepreneurs Relief which means you may be able to pay a flat rate of 10% on up to £1 million of gain.
  • Get your money fast – with a MVL the money could be transferred to you within days.
  • It’s tax-efficient for shareholders – we work with and advise shareholders to ensure that monies are paid in the most tax efficient way, at the most tax-efficient time.
  • It’s inexpensive – we offer free MVL advice. If you decide a MVL is right for your business, our fees start at just £2,995 + VAT and any third party fees, where applicable.
  • Opportunity to start something new – with a MVL you can start a new business. Speak to us for more information and advice.

How does a MVL work?

  • You instruct us to close the company on your behalf.
  • We prepare the required paperwork to place the company into liquidation.
  • You sign the paperwork to formally agree the close of the company, putting the company formally into liquidation.
  • We liaise with shareholders to agree the most tax-efficient final distribution of the funds.
  • Funds are paid to shareholders, usually within a few days.
  • We liaise with your accountant and HMRC to ensure final corporation tax returns are submitted and all other matters are attended to.
  • Your company is dissolved.

Testimonial

Client closing two businesses


We would highly recommend The Insolvency Company. They were very knowledgeable, approachable and flexible, helping us complete two Limited Company Members Voluntary Liquidations (MVLs) during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Their advice was invaluable and communications excellent, all done remotely. Everything was achieved on time, to a good quality and their costs were as expected.

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