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Insolvency Toolkit for Directors

2nd August, 2017
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Worried about your business? Concerned it may be failing? Need help fast but don’t want to meet anybody face to face yet? Get all of our best guides and expert advice on one USB Drive FREE!

This toolkit is available as a discreet USB device ( we do not mention insolvency on the drive itself ). You do not need to be connected to the internet to read all the guides to your options.

What does it cover?

  • The tests for insolvency
  • Establishing if your business is viable.
  • How to ask for time to pay your debts to HMRC
  • Extensive guides on pre pack administrations, liquidation, company voluntary arrangements.
  • A guide to all the legal actions that creditors might take and the issue of personal liability.
  • What is an overdrawn directors account and why does it matter.
  • How to raise finance to ease cashflow pressure.
  • Your duties as a director of an insolvent company.

Just plug in the drive and you can easily navigate to all the menus.

The USB drive also includes

  • Dissolution programme with all the letter templates and resolutions.
  • A time to pay programme with all the letters and information needed to ask HMRC for more time to pay VAT/PAYE
  • Daily cashflow spreadsheet to help you budget.

Order your free toolkit and start taking action to save your business now. Please email robertm@ksagroup.co.uk to receive your complementary copy in the post.

You can also request our FREE 80-page guide for worried directors here. We answer any questions you may have and provide detailed explanations on several insolvency issues.  

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Superdry Maybe Looking At A CVA

Update : 15 April 2024It hits the news today that landlords of Superdry are considering a restructuring deal that would result in steep rent cuts at a large proportion of its 94 British shops. The scale of the rent cuts would be dependent on the financial performance of each site.According to City sources, the fashion retailer is not planning on any permanent closures, but landlords would have the option to terminate any leases if they were not satisfied with the terms of the deal.Superdry has been facing red for some time. Most recently there were talks with founder, Julian Dunkerton regarding a takeover, but such talks were then aborted.Sky News share more. Update : 29 January 2024In line with other retailers Superdry has been finding trading difficult due to the cost of living crisis.  It has also been cutting back its store count. The clothing brand has 104 stores in the UK and started closing some back in July 2023.  The company also announced that it was looking at costs savings of some £40m.  This is an increase from the £35m they announced recently.  There are now rumours circulating that the company is looking at a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) as a way of cutting costs.The CVA is a powerful rescue tool that is particularly favoured by retailers due to is ability to allow companies to vacate properties and determine their lease obligations.  The cost of high rent shops on long leases can be a heavy burden on retailers.The following case law has been used for some years now to terminate leases with no cash cost to the company.Re: Doorbar v Alltime Securities Ltd (1995) BCC 1149 stated that landlords can be bound by voluntary arrangements for future obligations under a lease.Re: Cancol Ltd (1995) BCC 1133 that the word ‘creditor’ in r1.17(1) IR 86 was wide enough to include a landlord with a right to future rent i.e. the ability to include future rent extends to CVAs as well as Individual Voluntary Arrangements.Furthermore, where the unliquidated or unascertained claim in a CVA involves future rents accruing to a landlord, the case of Re Park Air Services [1996] BCC 556) gives the CVA meeting   chairman some considerable guidance as to quantifying the claim at the meeting.Another reason that Superdry is finding itself in difficulty is that it rapidly expanded to try and become a global super brand.  No doubt much of this expanision was fueled by cheap debt and as many companies are now finding out when interest rates rise and customers pull back the going gets very tough.  As such the shares have lost almost 90% of their value in the last 12 monthsSky News has reported that PWC are the advisors that are looking at restructuring options.It is quite standard practice to put out stories about a possible CVA as this does prepare the ground for negotiations with landlords.  They will be asking the landlords for substantial rent reductions in order for them to survive.  If landlords refuse then they can usually get other suppliers and trade creditors to support a CVA proposal and out vote them.Landlords have tried to challenge CVAs in the courts on the grounds that they unfairly prejudice their position but have so far failed to succeed. 

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