The Forbes Burton Blog

Here you’ll find Forbes Burton's articles and blog posts on a range of subjects including business recovery, liquidation, HMRC, case studies, finance and more...


5th September 2017

Charities and Insolvency Procedures – how it works

If your charity is facing financial difficulty, you may have looked into formal insolvency procedures, but are still left wondering. How do these work when the […]
5th September 2017

My company is insolvent! Is it a reason to liquidate?

One of the primary reasons (among others) to choose a liquidation is that it is a way to deal with an insolvent company, this is because when […]
5th September 2017
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Winding up Petition – what is it and what should you do?

A winding up petition gives notice that a company will be forced into a compulsory liquidation. A winding up order is then issued by the court, […]
29th August 2017

Case Study – How we helped an Event Planning company

A breakdown of the company… Incorporated 11 years before first contact with us The director that contacted us conducted business with her husband (a company employee) […]
29th August 2017

Case Study – How we helped a company providing Social Services

A breakdown of the company… Incorporated 5 years prior to contact with us Company was set up for contracting purposes, but the legislation changes in the […]
29th August 2017

Case Study – How we helped a Window Glazing Company

A breakdown of the company… Incorporated 14 years prior, but the director inherited the company 6 years prior to contact with us and had been trying […]
29th August 2017

Case Study – How we helped a Freight Forwarding Company

A breakdown of the company… Incorporated 41 years prior to contact with us The director had taken over her father’s previous role Became insolvent and suppliers […]
29th August 2017

Case Study – How we helped a plumbing company

A breakdown of the company… Incorporated 11 years prior to contact with us Contacted us for help with financial issues From an initial phone conversation we […]
10th August 2017

Can my personal credit rating be affected by my company’s financial difficulties?

In short, yes. It is possible, depending on your circumstances. If you are either a sole trader or a member of a partnership, you are personally […]
3rd August 2017
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Insolvent company? No funds for a liquidation? These are your options

Liquidation is the widely used term for closing an insolvent company, and the process is overseen by an Insolvency Practitioner (IP). In many cases, instructing an […]
1st August 2017
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Liquidation and Administration – are they the same thing?

When researching liquidation and administration and what they mean online, the terms are often used interchangeably, but in fact, they are far from identical. We’re trying […]
19th July 2017

Which type of liquidation should I use for my limited company?

Whatever the reason for the closure, the process that your company should go through will depend largely on whether or not it is possible for all […]