News & Advice
We post regularly in our news and insight section covering all divisions within the Group. This includes articles on our markets and the markets we work in as well as our people and services.
The dividend ‘dilemma’: How to protect yourself and your business
It is common practice for director/shareholders of owner-managed businesses to take remuneration by way of a low basic salary paid through PAYE, with the remainder […]
Does a Winding Up Petition mean the end of the line?
Businesses struggling to pay their bills were given unprecedented breathing space during the pandemic, as the government closed off every avenue of attack for frustrated […]
How do I know if my company is insolvent?
There may be many reasons why a business owner or director continues to trade a distressed business rather than seeking professional assistance. In the present […]
Business strategy: Now is the time to review the business model
How business has changed Owners and managers were well used to reacting to occasional shifts in their markets before Coronavirus re-set the entire business world. […]
Zombie firms apocalypse facing the Scottish economy
As the full effects of the Coronavirus pandemic began to be felt in March 2020, many anticipated a significant rise in formal insolvency appointments as […]
Winding Up Petitions are back on the creditor agenda
UK businesses have been given unprecedented protection from enforcement action by creditors since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, but from the beginning […]
Financier Worldwide Report – What next for UK zombie companies?
Struggling companies, barely able to meet their debts and surviving only with the indulgence of their lenders and other creditors have long been an unwelcome […]
How limited is liability with personal guarantees?
Limited liability arrangements have long been thought of as a secure way for a business owner or director to clearly separate and protect their personal […]
Current challenges for business owners – don’t remain isolated at the helm
There are numerous challenges SME business owners are facing in the current economic climate. The turmoil of the pandemic, coupled with the upheaval of Brexit, […]
Severe stress in construction sector supply chain
A key market: The construction sector The construction sector is one of the UK’s most vital markets. Its importance in terms of its contribution to […]