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...


7th February 2018

Liquidating a Limited Company – Find out what happens when you liquidate a company [Video]

Wondering what happens when you liquidate a limited company? Our short video answers some of the most common questions.     Get a free, no-obligation quote […]
2nd February 2018

What to do when your business is in trouble

At Forbes Burton, we recognise that the prospect of business insolvency is a stressful experience; not least for small business owners, whose company has been with […]
31st January 2018

How to get your company out of debt [Infographic]

Getting your company out of debt can be a struggle, we hope we can help with some ideas on how to go about it with our […]
19th January 2018
Image carillion What went wrong for Carillion, and why does it matter?

What went wrong for Carillion, and why does it matter?

Carillion Plc, giant in the construction industry, have now entered compulsory liquidation. So, what went wrong for Carillion, and why does it matter? The firm have […]
12th January 2018
Image accounting What is a director's loan account and what are the consequences of it becoming overdrawn?

What is a Director’s Loan Account (DLA) and what are the consequences of it becoming overdrawn?

You can have a company bank account, and a personal bank account, but neither of these are the DLA, so, what is a Director’s Loan Account? […]
13th December 2017
Image finger pointing what is misfeasance and how could it affect me?

What is misfeasance and how could it affect me?

If you are a Ltd company director, you are probably aware that you enjoy limited liability. However, you could still be held personally liable for company […]
6th December 2017
image teeth money what can a creditor do if I can't pay them

What can a creditor do if I can’t pay them?

Someday you may find yourself without enough money to pay your suppliers and you’ll end up asking ‘what can a creditor do if I can’t pay […]
1st December 2017
Image figure looking out to sea poor cash flow

How can I turn a company with poor cash flow around?

Poor cash flow has an effect on many companies, even those with highest profits. When you are always taking on more customer orders and dealing with […]
27th November 2017
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How to solve cash flow problems – 6 common issues and how to fix them

Cash flow problems are common; this an issue that we come across far too often. The reality is that more than half of SMEs don’t survive […]
10th November 2017
Image colour palette choose the best liquidator

How to choose the best liquidator for your limited company liquidation

Choosing a liquidator can be hard. You need to consider your options carefully before choosing your Insolvency Practitioner (IP) and proposing them to your company creditors. […]
27th October 2017
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How to get your business out of debt – 6 options to consider

If your company is struggling with debt then it’s not alone – affordable lenders are few and far between, and prices are continuously rising. Of course, […]
23rd October 2017
Image clock and pennies the difference between debt collection and enforcement

What is the difference between debt collection and enforcement?

The difference between debt collection and enforcement is not always clear. This is because the term ‘debt collection’ is one of the many used as an […]