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Winding up petition - has your business been served with a winding up petition?

Statistics released in February 2010 have revealed that the number of compulsory liquidations, following the issue of a winding up petition, is increasing.

Previous recessions have shown that, as the economy moves into recovery, the number of businesses facing corporate insolvency increases. The incidences of winding up petitions being issued are, therefore, likely to increase. A new aspect for this post recession period is that many businesses are coming to the end of their 'time to pay' arrangements with HMRC having failed to meet their payments schedule. With HMRC taking a stricter line, failure is likely to result in termination of the arrangement and their instigating a winding up petition.

In the event of a winding up petition being served it is imperative that directors comply with their responsibilities and seek professional advice on the options available for the business as soon as possible.

If your business has or is likely to be served with a winding up petition then you can contact us for an initial free consultation on 0845 603 6253 to speak with one of our Licensed Insolvency Practitioners or alternatively you can email us.

Mercer & Hole's Restructuring & Insolvency team have considerable experience of dealing with a wide variety of insolvency issues. The team specialise in rescuing businesses through operational turnaround and financial restructuring, and through the constructive use of formal insolvency procedures.



Date: 18th February, 2010
Author: Steve Smith


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