When is it the most suitable option to wind up a company?
Many companies trading in the UK at present may find themselves in an insolvent position, or suffer from short term cash-flow difficulties. It is always important to take prompt action if directors wish to wind up a company and the company does not have the ability to continue trading.
It may be the most suitable option to wind up a company if the company has debts it cannot afford to repay and there is no longer a viable company to be saved.
The process to wind up a company is officially called Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL). CVL is also known as ‘insolvent liquidation’ and is the form of liquidation that is most commonly used in the UK.
To start the CVL process, the company directors appoint an Insolvency Practitioner who will liquidate all the assets, and then distribute funds back to the creditors. All outstanding business debts after the repayment are written off and the company is dissolved at Companies House. This doesn’t include debts personally guaranteed but our business debt advisors can provide specialist advice on this too.
Directors could also be entitled to a redundancy claim of up to £15,750 from the Redundancy Payments Office after they wind up a company. If you are unsure how to wind up your company, then we would urge you to seek advice from our business debt experts. To find the best solution for you, try our quick questionnaire.
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