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Budgeting Time for the Budget

17 September 2020:  Due to the unprecedented events of 2020 the Autumn budget may arrive later than usual, and according to some recent reports, may in fact become a Spring budget. However, as many of us follow the idiom ‘hope for the best prepare for the worst’ no doubt a great amount of planning is...
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BRI Regional Golf Days 2020

10 September 2020:  What wonderful weather we enjoyed at the 3 BRI regional golf days, held in tandem at Northampton Golf Club, Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club and Kenilworth Golf Club. Numerous prizes were up for grabs from nearest the pins and team winners but the main prize was the chance for 1st 2nd...
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Recovery …

26 August 2020: Whilst good news was recently announced from Virgin Atlantic, many small businesses also face challenges whilst they try to survive the recession. Virgin Atlantic have won the backing of their creditors for a £1.2bn rescue plan, which will secure their future for at least 18 months and save 6,500 jobs. Small...
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Autumn is coming

19 August 2020: Rishi Sunak has ordered a review of the Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) system to include a review of whether allowances and reliefs could be simplified or scrapped. Members’ Voluntary Liquidations (“MVLs”) are one area that may be significantly affected as a consequence of that review. MVLs are usually tax driven...
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Breaking Bad or Breaking Even

12 August 2020: For those who remember the show Breaking Bad, they’ll know that Walter White had a very clear idea of the figures that he needed to make from his new nefarious enterprise in order to provide for his family. Obviously things went pretty haywire for the formerly sensible Mr White but his clear...
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Company Insolvency Statistics – Q2 April to June 2020

6 August 2020: From BRI’s perspective, the results recently published confirming that company insolvencies in England and Wales fell by 25% compared to same period in 2019 is not a surprise. Whilst the Insolvency Service does not record whether an insolvency event is directly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reduction in numbers is...
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Zombie companies on the cliff-edge

29 July 2020:  It is reported that the £160bn support package provided by the Government since lockdown has kept companies afloat that would have otherwise perished since March 2020. These Zombie companies cannot pay off the full debt they owe or find cash to invest and grow. A number of other firms that were not in...
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First arrests for coronavirus support schemes abuse

21 July 2020: The first arrests have been made in relation to fraudulent abuse of two of the financial support schemes announced by the Government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A 57 year old made was arrested in Solihull on 8 July 2020 as part of an investigation into a suspected...
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Tenants, Landlords and a girl’s best friend.

15 July 2020: A successful negotiation with a company landlord was achieved by our Milton Keynes office during the lockdown period. The tenant business assisted was a jewellers based in London. Now, whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly never owned a dog. Nevertheless, jewellery and the sale thereof remains a significant...
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BRI Golf Society (“BRIGS”) is back!

8 July 2020: After a 3 month gap, BRIGS recommenced this week with 12 attending. The venue was Overstone Golf Course with Tom Low sweeping the board by winning nearest the pin and best overall score, scoring a huge 24 points. Below is a picture of Tom’s shot into the nearest the pin par 3 which he...
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First business casualties of Covid-19

25 June 2020: As businesses try to get back to the new normal, BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency are seeing the first casualties of Covid-19. One of the first casualties was a catering company whose clients included car manufacturers, where regular lunches were delivered, weddings and private celebrations. With business clients closed in March,...
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