Liquidators unable to ‘google it’

A recent dispute resolution case saw a liquidator apply to the High Court for an order to enable them to access a director’s personal Google account. The liquidator had been told by one of the directors that the Google account contained the company records, ie emails and accounts etc and that all the company business […]

Restaurant war zone!!

The moratorium on evictions which was introduced in April, may have helped struggling businesses over the lockdown period, but has it been fair to the landlords? With the date for the end of the moratorium looming (30 September) restaurants are lobbying the Government asking for support in the form of a moratorium extension so that […]

Mortgage holidays – not so attractive after all!

The Government have approved a further three months for homeowners to apply for mortgage holidays.  The deadline for applications is 31 October.  Homeowners who take this option may be surprised when their payments resume as the interest will have accrued and the missed payments will have to be made up.  Monthly payments may increase to […]

Furlough Scheme Fraud

It has been reported that up to £3.5bn of the £35.4bn paid out under the furlough scheme has been paid in error either by fraudulent claims and / mistakes made by HMRC or claimants. In addition, the Public Accounts Committee estimates that an additional £30bn was lost in 2019 due to tax payer fraud and […]

Is the CVA the missing piece of the Jigsaw?

The proposal by Jigsaw to put the company into a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) has been accepted by its creditors. It seems that Jigsaw has not recovered from the effects of the pandemic and is yet another high street retailer which is using the CVA tool to jettison underperforming stores. Jigsaw will close around 19 […]

Rishi’s Autumn capital gain ….

The UK’s national debt now exceeds £2 trillion.  The ‘eat out to help out’ and furlough schemes have been hugely expensive and the Chancellor is widely expected to increase taxes in the Autumn. Many commentators are expecting increases to Capital Gains Tax and are expecting CGT rates will be raised to the same rate as […]