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, […]
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 […]
17th July 2017

Limited Company Liquidation – The Process and How it Works

It can all become very confusing when you are sifting through information online to find out how a liquidation works, and how it will affect you. […]
13th July 2017

Limited Company Director? You can now liquidate your company online

Do you need immediate help with your company, and support with HMRC or other debts? From July 2017, The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 […]
12th July 2017

SME owners ready for retirement must be prepared with an exit strategy

33% of small business owners in the UK are over the age of 60. It’s easy to come unstuck when taking steps towards retirement – without […]
6th July 2017

Is Invoice Financing or Factoring the answer to all of my problems?

In a nutshell, the answer is likely to be no, not to all of them! However, they can be for many financial issues. For many small […]
15th June 2017
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Liquidating a limited company? Find out if you are entitled to a redundancy claim

Redundancy claims are only for employees, right? In fact, the large majority of directors are entitled to redundancy payments too when liquidating a limited company; these […]