Fraud, Covid and Taxpayers’ Money

The Public Accounts Committee have issued a report saying that the BEIS has left an “open goal” for unscrupulous fraudsters through its policy and implementation of the various loan schemes and furlough payments.

Over 6,000 SMEs at Risk of Insolvency

New research suggests that more than 6,000 businesses are at an increased risk of insolvency, which could affect the jobs of almost half a million people.

Oligarchs and Obfuscation

A recently published White Paper has reviewed the government’s position on reforming Companies House. But what’s changing and will it make a difference?

Review of the Year 2021

In what has been another very difficult year for businesses, we look at the highs and lows, and whether we’re heading for a more stable 2022.

Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space)

The government, conscious of the increased stress on those individuals with spiralling debts and creditor pressure, has put legislation in place to allow a breathing space where they are protected from creditor action while they take advice on how to deal with the issue.

Joint and Several Liability Notices

Joint and several liability of company directors will make directors personally liable for tax debts in situations where they are suspected of abusing the insolvency framework in order to avoid paying taxes.