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What is Liquidation?

If you, as a director of the company, see that your business is insolvent and you choose to stop trading and close the company – this is a creditors’ voluntary liquidation (also referred to as a CVL). Once you have identified that continuing to trade will harm the chance of your creditors receiving payment for their debt, you should seek professional advice from a licensed Insolvency Practitioner to understand the options available to you at this point.

If the Insolvency Practitioner deems this the most appropriate action for your business, the company assets are then valued and sold with an aim to pay off the creditors. We are experienced in clients coming to us with the initial question of what is liquidation? then guiding them through the available types of liquidation and their best option. When it comes to making the right choice for your company’s financial future, a detailed understanding of the benefits of different types of liquidation is key.

We can advise on all of these areas, from the initial question of what is liquidation, as well as discussing the differences between liquidation and administration, so that you can be sure that you’re making the right choice with regards to your available options. Our team have a wealth of experience in both processes, so we’ll be able to analyse your exact financial situation and how the differences between liquidation and administration would apply in your current circumstances.

The wealth of legal and financial qualification across our team ensures that we operate within all of the required legal guidelines while providing cost-effective and timely guidance. Our personable financial experts ensure you are given helpful and relatable advice that keeps you up-to-speed throughout the process. We offer peace of mind at a stressful moment through working to find a financial outcome that satisfies creditors, the government, shareholders and directors whenever possible.

We understand that many companies find themselves insolvent through no fault of the directors, so if circumstances have brought on financial difficulties, we help our clients to find a workable financial solution. If you want to discuss our available insolvency practitioners Bolton services, get in touch with us today. We act on behalf of our clients to find the best possible solution to their current financial difficulties.

Our expert financial staff are available to discuss options surrounding Liquidation, Administration and a range of other services we provide, with this advice offered through a free initial consultation. Additionally, if you are seeking an estimate on the price of a Liquidation process for your company, you can make use of our free quote calculator.

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What is a Compulsory liquidation?

As you look at the question of what is liquidation? it is important to understand the different types of liquidation. The most familiar form for many is compulsory liquidation, which happens when a business has fallen into debt, where a previously viable and profitable business is no longer solvent and creditors are petitioning for the company to be liquidated and for them to receive their outstanding debt.

The creditor has applied for a winding up petition for your company and they are requesting that the courts step in and close your business down. Once a winding up petition has been requested you should take steps to deal with this quickly, as once granted, the next stage is a winding up order whereby your company will be liquidated by an Insolvency Practitioner.

If your business is in the process of going into compulsory liquidation, it’s important to make sure you have an adviser to assist you through the process – we assist many businesses who have been put into compulsory liquidation and can explain your rights throughout the process. This is one of the types of liquidation that is most utilised in the UK, with our team offering a wealth of experience in the process that allows us to give our clients reliable advice at all times.

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What is a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation?

Unlike a Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation, this form of liquidation is whereby a company is solvent, but you still want to liquidate the business. Liquidating your business this way isn’t the same as closing down your company through a “striking-off” with Companies House. It is often regarded as a tax-efficient method of extracting any remaining value from a business when comparing to closing a business via Companies House.


What are the benefits of liquidating a company?

In a Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation or Compulsory Liquidation, the company is technically insolvent and is unable to pay its creditors. The business should be closed down, with the assets being sold to pay its debts, as the business cannot survive and will not have a future. The main benefit comes in the fact that you hand off responsibility for your company to a professional liquidation expert. Once the process is underway, the insolvency practitioner is there to maximise returns to the creditors. The interests of the company are technically of no relevance.

In a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation, where the company is still solvent, the main benefit is in the efficiency with which you can get any remaining value for the shareholders. The aim of any type of liquidation is to maximise the return to creditors by winding up the company and realising its assets, so in this case, the creditors are the members involved with choosing the liquidation. To discuss the benefits of different types of liquidation in more detail, you can speak to our team of experts.


How do I select the best liquidation services?

Contact us here at The Insolvency Experts for more information on topics around the question of what is liquidation, including the differences between different types of liquidation and the differences between liquidation and administration. Alternatively, you can visit our ‘How does the liquidation process work?’ page first to get more information before you begin your discussion with us.

You can get in touch with our team here at The Insolvency Experts to discuss any concerns you may have regarding business liquidations, different types of liquidation or any other related matter. Email us on enquiries@theinsolvencyexperts.co.uk or alternatively, call us directly on 0300 303 8284.

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