The Implications of Liquidation

Should your company find itself in debt, there are a number of options you face. Should the business debt become unmanageable, one option is to look at going into liquidation. As long as the company is a limited one, the liability for the debts owed is limited. Unless you have been forced into liquidation by the creditors, this type of liquidation is known as voluntary liquidation.

The implications are fairly obvious and well known. Once a company starts the liquidation process they will have to cease trading and the company will lose most of its saleable assets. With a limited company, the process means that personal assets should not be affected.

The company directors will be dismissed and investigations will be carried out to ensure that the directors acted in the most responsible way (if one or more directors allowed the company to trade whilst it was insolvent, there could be repercussions, although with voluntary liquidation this is unlikely to happen.)

There are some positives with this course of action, such as the potential for the business to be sold on should it be viable, but it might not be the best answer for everyone. Depending on the type and amount of business debt a company has, there may well be different courses of action that yield more successful results for both the company and the creditors. There are many business debt services out there that can help you understand the best course of action for you.

So if you are worried about how best to deal with your debts, the best thing to do is not bury your head in the sand, but find a solution to the problem as soon as possible, and a company specialising in business debt services will be the best place for you to start.

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