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What is a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation (MVL)?

What is a Members' Voluntary Liquidation (MVL)? An MVL is a formal liquidation process that closes a solvent company in a tax-efficient manner. The purpose of an MVL is to distribute the assets to the shareholders as capital rather than income, making it a popular option ...

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Could the end of the Furlough Scheme trigger a debt crisis?

Could the end of the Furlough Scheme trigger a debt crisis? As the government furlough scheme draws to a close at the end of September 2021, thousands of workers could be facing redundancies and job losses and could therefore be plunged into debt. Those who are already car...

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I need help with debt, could an IVA be right for me?

What is an IVA? An IVA is a way of dealing with your debt, protecting your assets and avoiding bankruptcy. An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is a private, legal contract between you and your creditors. How much you pay...

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How to deal with problem debt

Dealing with problem debt If you are struggling with problem debt, you are not alone. More than eight million people in the UK are reported to have financial difficulties. It can sometimes feel that there is no end in sight, but there are solutions. The...

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The difference between legal and illegal dividends

Legal v illegal dividends There are many differences between legal and illegal dividends that as a business you need to be aware of. Changed business conditions in light of the Coronavirus pandemic have caused many companies to review thei...

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Top tips to avoiding a debt hangover this Christmas

Avoiding a debt hangover this Christmas Christmas is depicted as the most wonderful time of the year. For many though, Christmas can ultimately be the most worrying and stressful time of the year. With so much pressure to have the ‘perfect’ Christmas, buy the ...

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Does your business trade with the EU? You’ll need an EORI number after Brexit.

What is an EORI number and who needs one? An Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number will be needed for UK businesses to be able to continue to trade with the EU after the UK leaves the EU. If there is a no-deal Brexit In...

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Closing a business – when a Members Voluntary Liquidation is beneficial

Closing a business – when a Members Voluntary Liquidation is beneficial Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) Although it is possible to strike off a company and for distributions made prior to dissolution to be treated as capital rather th...

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My work experience with Arthur Boyd & Company

My work experience with Arthur Boyd & Company The job of an Accountant / Insolvency Practitioner! I’m a sixth year student at St. Dominic’s Grammar school in Belfast, studying 4 A Levels in Biology, Psychology, Spanish and Busi...

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HMV… and so it begins. How to protect yourself.

HMV... and so it begins. How to protect yourself. We had barely finished the Christmas turkey when the news broke that HMV had been placed into Administration, with 2200 jobs at risk. The Administrator has confirmed that gift cards will continue to be honoured. The backlash re...

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