Help for Directors

All businesses face the occasional financial crisis but when they become a critical problem you need to know exactly where you stand. In our help for directors section, you will find specific information for answering your questions around if you are insolvent, what you need to do if you are and how it will affect you.

Creditors Voluntary Liquidation

What is known as Creditors Voluntary Liquidation is the process that most businesses must go through if they are insolvent. It can be a difficult time for everyone involved, so we have created this special section of our site to give you the important facts about CVLs in a clear and down to earth way so you can see where you stand.

Members Voluntary Liquidation

This is when your company is still solvent, but you (and your fellow directors) decide it is time to call it a day and retire or move on to the next stage of your lives.  With an MVL, you will release the assets and use these funds to pay off the creditors before returning the remaining funds to the shareholders.

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Individual Voluntary Arrangements

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What is an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA)

This happens when you agree with your creditors a payment plan.  This legally binding proposal is designed either for you to pay your creditors in full or an agreed percentage of their debts.

IVA proposals usually fall into at least one of these categories -

What are the benefits of an IVA?

How do we fulfil our role?


Further information and Advice

We offer initial meetings which are free of charge and confidential.

We also recommend that you seek advice from a number of different sources and have provided links to other bodies that you may want to contact, Here


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Find out more about how we can support you with an Individual Voluntary Arrangement.  We’re here to help with clear, straightforward guidance.

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