30th September 2022
If you’re concerned creditors may be about to act against your business, especially in the light of the Government’s recent ‘mini-budget’, here are some actions they can take and what you can do to about it.
What actions can creditors take?
When trying to retrieve debts owed to them by a business, creditors have several options to choose from:
If you fail to repay debts, a CCJ/HCJ is a court order that can be registered against you. It will impact your business’ credit rating for 6 years if the debt isn’t repaid within a specific time after the Order is issued. It can also be used to close a business by creditors as proof of insolvency.
This is a written warning to repay a debt or agree alternative arrangements with the creditor. As this is a legal warning, the creditor’s solicitor will issue a statutory warning and this can be a step towards a winding up petition, although it’s not a prerequisite.
Creditors may file a winding up petition with the court. This is the most serious action they can take because, if granted, it puts your business into compulsory liquidation.
What actions can you take?
Being in debt does not take the future of your business out of your hands. While creditors have options for what they can do to recover debt, you also have choices about how to manage your debt, with some important positive actions within your power to take:
Learn more about your options
The possible actions above illustrate some of the options available to help put off creditors from knocking at your door, but it is important to get expert advice to understand all the implications of each option and find the best solution for your particular situation.
As debt advisors, James Rosa Associates can negotiate with creditors to put manageable repayment plans in place and help you to understand the implications of each option.
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Importantly, we understand the effect of debt on mental health and wellbeing. We make sure our support is personal, human and non-judgemental so that clients know they aren’t alone and can build the confidence to find a path back to a debt-free future.
James Rosa Associates
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