Capital Gains Tax – no change!

In his budget today Rishi made no changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT).  Good news for those wishing to close a solvent company down to get the cash out by way of a Members Voluntary Liquidation! At Redman Nichols Butler our MVLs are from £995 + VAT + Disbursements. For more information on bankruptcy, liquidation, […]


It seems that the number of firms taking advantage of the furlough scheme increased in January to the highest level since July 2020, with York being amongst the most reliant areas in the country. In addition, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics, the percentage of businesses currently trading is around 71%, […]

An interesting bankruptcy case

Covid-19 is being blamed (amongst other things) for mental health issues.  A recent case served as a warning to petitioning creditors to do their homework before issuing proceedings. In Kumar v Hellard [2021] EWHC 181 (Ch). A petitioning creditor issued bankruptcy proceedings against Mr Kumar.  There was evidence that Mr Kumar was suffering from Alzheimer’s […]

Kids Company founder and former trustees escape disqualification!

Colourful character Camilla Batmanghelidjh, the founder of Kids Company, and seven of the trustees have escaped disqualification, after being cleared of any wrongdoing. Kids Company, a charity which was largely funded by the Government, closed its doors in 2015 amid accusations of money being misappropriated, sexual abuse and mis management. However, in January this year, […]

Bounce back loans – banks freezing accounts!

It was reported last year that taxpayers face a bill of around £26bn because of fraud and defaults with Bounce Back Loans (BBLs). Very few checks were carried out when the bank were distributing the BBLs. Banks are now being proactive and where they suspect the BBL has been fraudulently obtained, they are freezing bank […]

11-year ban for director!

Liam Francis Wainwright was a director of Rawdon Asset Finance Limited, a company which provided finance to small and medium businesses which found it difficult to access finance. However, Wainwright often allowed loans to customers who did not have enough security to cover the amount they borrowed. Subsequently the company entered into administration and an […]