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Guide for UK Corporates: Assessing Business Viability and Director Risk

2021 remains challenging for many businesses, and uncertainties about the future make it imperative for UK businesses to identify and address potential risks to their business now. We have updated our Assessing Your Business Viability and Director Risk Guide to assist UK businesses with identifying those risk areas.  Our guide covers cash flow considerations, financial … Continue Reading

Further suspension of UK wrongful trading laws introduced

On 26 November 2020, The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Liability for Wrongful Trading and Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”) came into force. The Regulations have exactly the same impact as the suspension of liability for wrongful trading that was brought into force by the Corporate Insolvency … Continue Reading

UK Government Publishes Treasury Direction for Extended Furlough Scheme

The Government has issued what we might hope will be the final piece of the jigsaw on the latest extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – the Treasury Direction (TD4). TD4 sets out the law that will govern the extension of the CJRS (at least until 31 January 2021) and formally withdraws the … Continue Reading

How Do You Assess Business Viability and Director Risk (UK)?

The biggest challenge for most UK businesses in the current environment is assessing viability.  Will it survive another lockdown? Can it recover from the last?  Each business is unique but there are common challenges to all. One of the most difficult challenges at the moment is ensuring that when making decisions about the business that … Continue Reading

UK Government Publishes Detailed Guidance on Extended Furlough Scheme

Late on 10 November 2020, the UK Government published detailed guidance on the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). As expected, the guidance largely reflects what was contained in the policy paper and is broadly the same as the last CJRS guidance. Our employment colleagues have produced an updated alert and quick guide … Continue Reading

UK Government Extends Furlough Scheme Until 31 March 2021

As you will have seen in recent announcements, the government is now: Extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until 31 March 2021. Postponing the Job Support Scheme (JSS), possibly indefinitely. Scrapping the Job Retention Bonus (JRB), but this will apparently be replaced by another “retention incentive at the appropriate time”. Businesses that have spent … Continue Reading

Webinar Recording: What Happens After the Election? – What the Outcome of the Presidential and Senate Races Might Mean for the Economy, Key Industries and Municipalities

On Friday, October 16, 2020 we hosted a webinar along with the American Bankruptcy Institute, that featured a distinguished panel of professionals, including former Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner, former Congressman and Chairman of the Democratic Caucus Joseph Crowley, former Congressman Bill Shuster, former Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater, Karol Denniston … Continue Reading

UK Winter Economy Plan – The Tax Angle

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered the government’s ‘Winter Economy Plan’ on Thursday, 24 September 2020. Set against a marked deterioration in data tracking the spread of coronavirus in the UK signalling a worsening of the health crisis, the statement was afforded heightened importance by the postponement of the Autumn Budget. Given the … Continue Reading

Resetting UK Retail: Response to COVID-19

On Tuesday 22 September, we hosted our Resetting Retail: Response to COVID-19 event. Our panel of experts, comprising Matthew Lewis, Head of Retail; Richard Lim, Chief Executive, Retail Economics; Paula Laird, Financial Services partner; and John Alderton, Restructuring & Insolvency partner, explored the viability, sustainability and recovery of UK retail as we head towards the … Continue Reading

Reflections on COVID-19 – Views From Germany

In a series of blogs, we will be reflecting on how the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected local economies and businesses considering the impact of lockdown, how businesses have fared during the pandemic, whether support from the government has helped protect against business failure, which sectors have been hardest hit by the pandemic and … Continue Reading

Resetting Your UK Business for the New Normal

Many local, national and global businesses with UK operations have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Cash flows have been impacted, trade and supply chains disrupted and business and consumer confidence damaged. Many businesses are facing the same challenges at the same time. The key for businesses to resetting for the “new normal” … Continue Reading

Quick Guide to Directors’ Duties across Europe

Different countries frame the exact description of the role of directors of a company in different terms. One feature is common to all – the obligation not to continue trading if a company is insolvent. Again, the detailed implications of doing so vary from one jurisdiction to another. We have produced a consolidated guide to … Continue Reading

Global Insolvency Report: Impact of Covid-19 on Insolvency Laws

Our guide sets out how different jurisdictions are changing their Insolvency Laws to help alleviate additional pressures placed on businesses as a consequence of cash flow pressures caused by COVID-19 and includes a traffic light system to show the current status of these measures. Click here to see our guide.… Continue Reading

UPDATED Global Insolvency Report: Impact of Covid-19 on Insolvency Laws

Our guide sets out how different jurisdictions are changing their Insolvency Laws to help alleviate additional pressures placed on businesses as a consequence of cash flow pressures caused by COVID-19. We have updated our guide to introduce a traffic light system to show the current status of these measures and to include further changes to … Continue Reading

UPDATED Global Insolvency Report: Impact of Covid-19 on Insolvency Laws

Our guide sets out how different jurisdictions are changing their Insolvency Laws to help alleviate additional pressures placed on businesses as a consequence of cash flow pressures caused by COVID-19. We have updated our guide to introduce a traffic light system to show the current status of these measures and to include further changes to … Continue Reading

Preparing for the “New” Normal: Key Points for Australian Businesses to Consider

Our quick guide, “Preparing for the “New Normal” – Key Points for Australian Businesses to Consider” focuses on key issues for Australian businesses to consider in determining their viability as Australia continues to “unlock”.  This guide considers a range of issues, including: Cash flow and financing Supply and demand Employee considerations Operational costs Directors’ duties … Continue Reading

UPDATED Global Insolvency Report: Impact of Covid-19 on Insolvency Laws

Our guide sets out how different jurisdictions are changing their Insolvency Laws to help alleviate additional pressures placed on businesses as a consequence of cash flow pressures caused by COVID-19. We have updated our guide to introduce a traffic light system to show the current status of these measures and to include further changes to … Continue Reading
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