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  1. Portland strengthens team as appointments increase

    Following a rise in enquires and appointments, Hampshire and Dorset based Business Recovery and Cashflow experts, Portland are pleased to welcome Karl Lovatt and Andy Barron to the team as Senior Case Administrators.

    Friday, 8th February 2019 516 views

  2. A sign of the times as over trading leads to administration

    Monday, 21st January 2019 493 views

  3. Portland deliver a great deal!

    Monday, 17th December 2018 554 views

  4. We have moved to new premises

    Thursday, 1st November 2018 735 views

  5. Nicola Layland becomes Director at Portland

    Tuesday, 1st May 2018 853 views


    Friday, 16th March 2018 1399 views

  7. Moving forward – A time to pay or a company voluntary arrangement.

    Tuesday, 14th November 2017 1721 views

  8. Would an increase in interest rates lead to a rise in business insolvency?

    Sunday, 22nd October 2017 1948 views

  9. Crowdfunding - a realistic alternative to bank finance?

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017 1738 views

  10. TUPE – What is it and what effect does it have on insolvency?

    Friday, 21st July 2017 1814 views

  11. Is bankruptcy worth the gamble?

    Tuesday, 27th June 2017 1660 views

  12. Portland team raises over £600 for local children’s hospice

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017 1785 views

  13. HMRC is increasing pressure on companies with overdue debts

    Monday, 8th May 2017 1249 views

  14. Personal and corporate insolvencies are on the rise

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 1037 views

  15. Using Brexit to boost your business

    Tuesday, 25th April 2017 1456 views

  16. New Insolvency Rules – what you should know

    Friday, 21st April 2017 1231 views

  17. Personal guarantees and the possible consequences on the guarantor if they are called upon

    Monday, 17th April 2017 1985 views

  18. The business failure of Comet

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 2606 views

  19. Planning an exit strategy

    Wednesday, 29th March 2017 1278 views

  20. A day in the life of an Insolvency Administrator

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017 1334 views

  21. The ongoing Glasgow Rangers court battle and the effect it may have on businesses nationwide

    Monday, 13th March 2017 1633 views

  22. The rise & fall Blockbuster Video

    Wednesday, 8th March 2017 2056 views

  23. What options do you have when you can’t pay your creditors

    Tuesday, 14th February 2017 1326 views

  24. Will Brexit lead to an increase in the number of insolvencies?

    Monday, 6th February 2017 1343 views

  25. How to value a business

    Friday, 27th January 2017 1200 views

  26. Is 2017 the year of the Red Lion? Could the public house sector be fighting back?

    Monday, 23rd January 2017 1279 views

  27. HMRCs increased powers to find unpaid tax

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017 1217 views

  28. Difficulties facing the travel industry in 2017

    Friday, 13th January 2017 1230 views

  29. The business failure of Woolworths

    Tuesday, 10th January 2017 8165 views

  30. Finding appropriate investment must be the driving force

    Wednesday, 4th January 2017 1306 views

  31. What are the options following a winding up petition

    Thursday, 29th December 2016 1430 views

  32. The importance of obtaining advice and forming a plan early

    Sunday, 18th December 2016 1314 views

  33. How an IVA could annul bankruptcy

    Monday, 12th December 2016 1604 views

  34. HM Revenue & Customs current position on Advanced Payment Notices to Investors of Tax Schemes

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 1393 views

  35. Can businesses learn a lesson from the US election results?

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 1358 views

  36. The importance of maintaining proper accounting records

    Monday, 28th November 2016 1264 views

  37. How do employees get redundancy when a company goes under

    Thursday, 24th November 2016 1914 views

  38. The challenges facing private schools

    Thursday, 17th November 2016 8297 views

  39. What is the difference between voluntary and compulsory liquidation?

    Wednesday, 9th November 2016 2854 views

  40. The consequences of receiving a winding up petition

    Friday, 28th October 2016 1921 views

  41. Higher national minimum wage and the introduction of national living wage increases business failure

    Friday, 21st October 2016 1372 views

  42. Is my pension safe if I go bankrupt?

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016 1328 views

  43. Significant increase in the number of insolvencies in the nursery sector

    Wednesday, 28th September 2016 1328 views

  44. Portland rescue locally loved brewery

    Wednesday, 14th September 2016 1510 views

  45. The Oakleaf Brewing Company Limited

    Monday, 15th August 2016 1752 views

  46. A new approach for companies with financial difficulties

    Thursday, 30th June 2016 1397 views

  47. Diary of an insolvency practitioner

    Thursday, 19th May 2016 1569 views

  48. The rise and fall of large retailers after failed CVA

    Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 2400 views

  49. Increased insolvencies in the care home sector

    Thursday, 28th April 2016 1728 views

  50. What does an administrator really do?

    Tuesday, 26th April 2016 1864 views

  51. If at first you don’t succeed - Entrepreneurs who experienced failure before succeeding

    Monday, 28th March 2016 2141 views

  52. Imminent changes to the tax rules which will effect Entrepreneurs relief

    Friday, 4th March 2016 1745 views

  53. Was it a difficult start to the year for clothing retailers?

    Monday, 29th February 2016 1547 views

  54. Bolton Wanderers facing insolvency

    Monday, 28th December 2015 2184 views

  55. The benefits of using a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation to utilise capital gains tax allowances

    Thursday, 26th November 2015 2564 views

  56. Handling a delicate Liquidation

    Wednesday, 25th November 2015 1553 views

  57. Paying small suppliers early – every little helps

    Tuesday, 10th November 2015 1872 views

  58. How to find a buyer for a business – strike whilst the iron is hot

    Wednesday, 28th October 2015 2217 views

  59. Is the “crowdfunding” bubble about to burst

    Friday, 23rd October 2015 2307 views

  60. Insolvency isn’t all doom and gloom

    Thursday, 15th October 2015 2264 views

  61. The rise and fall of Morrisons and the lessons that could be learnt

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 2683 views

  62. As the UK economy picks up, are businesses safe from insolvency?

    Tuesday, 4th August 2015 1884 views

  63. Is my pension pot safe if I go bankrupt?

    Monday, 13th July 2015 3974 views

  64. Popular online music streaming service placed into Administration

    Thursday, 18th June 2015 2345 views

  65. Football League tightens up insolvency rules

    Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 2316 views

  66. Will Tesco be the next big UK business failure?

    Tuesday, 26th May 2015 2761 views

  67. Are couriers at risk of insolvency due to online shopping habits?

    Tuesday, 7th April 2015 2599 views

  68. Can the Government reverse the UK late payment culture and help SME’s cashflow

    Monday, 2nd March 2015 1896 views

  69. Nearly 30 years of inflation leads to changes to bankruptcy debt rules

    Thursday, 29th January 2015 2443 views

  70. How to sell your business and only pay 10% tax

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 5028 views

  71. Portland Charity Lunch and Auction raises over £2k for The Rainbow Centre

    Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 2100 views

  72. ‘Zombie’ companies just refusing to die

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 2433 views

  73. How to deal with arrears of VAT, PAYE and Corporation tax

    Monday, 10th November 2014 3015 views

  74. Top tips to free up cash in your business

    Friday, 7th November 2014 1878 views

  75. How short term business loans can assist with cash flow difficulties

    Wednesday, 5th November 2014 1629 views

  76. Is a CVA the business owners prefered option for managing debt?

    Monday, 3rd November 2014 1633 views

  77. Cash flow problems? The show must go on

    Friday, 31st October 2014 1734 views

  78. How to make £Millions

    Tuesday, 28th October 2014 2422 views

  79. How to lose £Billions

    Monday, 27th October 2014 2194 views

  80. How to respond to a Winding Up Petition

    Thursday, 23rd October 2014 1850 views

  81. Bringing Zombie companies back to life

    Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 1688 views

  82. A successful Partnership Voluntary Arrangement

    Tuesday, 14th October 2014 1605 views

  83. Restaurants like Café Rouge continue to struggle with insolvency despite economic uplift

    Monday, 13th October 2014 1663 views

  84. What effect will interest rate rises have on your personal finances?

    Thursday, 9th October 2014 1816 views

  85. Small UK businesses confident of economic recovery

    Tuesday, 30th September 2014 1583 views

  86. Company Voluntary Arrangements work even with eggs in one basket

    Saturday, 27th September 2014 1718 views

  87. Entrepreneurs’ Relief at risk?

    Thursday, 25th September 2014 2960 views

  88. Debt Relief Orders to be reviewed

    Wednesday, 17th September 2014 2101 views

  89. What if CVA contributions are no longer affordable?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1607 views

  90. Is an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) an option if you are a sole trader?

    Sunday, 14th September 2014 1816 views

  91. How do I ensure that shareholder dividends are not illegal?

    Sunday, 7th September 2014 3357 views

  92. A reflection of a Company Voluntary Arrangement one year on

    Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 1833 views

  93. Successful business recovery - administration does not have to mean the end

    Wednesday, 27th August 2014 1655 views

  94. Short sighted optician has been banned from acting as a director

    Monday, 25th August 2014 2483 views

  95. Business loans for insolvent companies

    Thursday, 21st August 2014 1799 views

  96. How a CVA can be used to survive and prosper

    Monday, 18th August 2014 1708 views

  97. What is a winding up petition and how is it issued?

    Wednesday, 13th August 2014 2509 views

  98. A quick and tax efficient solution to distribute funds to shareholders

    Monday, 11th August 2014 4929 views

  99. Tax efficient shareholder distributions through a low cost members voluntary liquidation

    Monday, 4th August 2014 3336 views

  100. Cash flow management leading to pressure from creditors

    Thursday, 31st July 2014 1798 views

  101. Company insolvencies continue to fall

    Tuesday, 29th July 2014 2229 views

  102. La Senza in administration for the second time

    Monday, 28th July 2014 1982 views

  103. Company Voluntary Arrangement rescues firm from financial difficulty

    Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 1844 views

  104. Can partnerships propose a company voluntary arrangement?

    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 1795 views

  105. How to manage stakeholders of a Company Voluntary Arrangement

    Friday, 18th July 2014 1869 views

  106. Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) – The facts (part 2)

    Thursday, 17th July 2014 1891 views

  107. Debt management services for trade supplier debts

    Wednesday, 16th July 2014 1842 views

  108. Company Voluntary Arrangement – all your questions answered

    Tuesday, 15th July 2014 1783 views

  109. A successful conclusion to a Company Voluntary Arrangement despite variations

    Friday, 11th July 2014 2319 views

  110. Hampshire tea rooms business sale – a piece of cake

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 2381 views

  111. Case Study: Haulage company survives following Company Voluntary Arrangement

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1954 views

  112. Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) – The facts (part 1)

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 1762 views

  113. Corporate Restructuring

    Tuesday, 8th July 2014 2692 views

  114. Peer 2 Peer lending as a tax free investment for ISA funds

    Tuesday, 1st July 2014 5505 views

  115. Quick business loans could be the answer when your bank say’s NO!

    Friday, 27th June 2014 1874 views

  116. How to use a Company Voluntary Arrangement to tackle a Winding Up Petition

    Wednesday, 25th June 2014 1877 views

  117. Portland save 20 jobs in sale of well known landmark after administration

    Sunday, 8th June 2014 2270 views

  118. Problems paying HMRC? What are the options?

    Monday, 2nd June 2014 1829 views

  119. Has a Winding Up Petition been issued against your company?

    Monday, 12th May 2014 2362 views

  120. Tax breaks can help business cashflow

    Thursday, 3rd April 2014 2512 views

  121. Cashflow problem? Headline that wasn’t predicted: ‘Unforeseen loss forces psychics into liquidation’

    Thursday, 13th March 2014 2177 views

  122. Tax Saving Fixed Price Members’ Voluntary Liquidations

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014 3398 views

  123. Business Debt Help - What to look for in your Insolvency Advisor (part 2)

    Friday, 7th March 2014 3183 views

  124. Liquidation for company that used ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ tactics

    Thursday, 6th March 2014 2722 views

  125. Internacionale – third time unlucky?

    Monday, 3rd March 2014 10346 views

  126. Directors disqualified for company trading whilst insolvent | Portland

    Friday, 28th February 2014 2421 views

  127. Bradford Bulls to suffer the same fate as Portsmouth FC?

    Thursday, 27th February 2014 10510 views

  128. Are you investing in your business to keep your employees employed?

    Monday, 17th February 2014 2181 views

  129. Base Retail Limited enters administration a victim of sustained difficult trading conditions

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014 6115 views

  130. Portland moves Avient rescue to next stage

    Friday, 31st January 2014 2366 views

  131. Business Debt Help - What to look for in your Insolvency Advisor

    Tuesday, 28th January 2014 3006 views

  132. Business Debt – where to get help?

    Friday, 17th January 2014 2169 views

  133. Hampshire and Dorset face to face advice for businesses suffering financial distress

    Thursday, 16th January 2014 1901 views

  134. Why having a reliable and reputable accountant to maintain your accounts is critical

    Tuesday, 17th December 2013 3312 views

  135. Portland holds 2nd successful legal workshop, giving guidance on ‘Riding the Perfect Storm’

    Thursday, 5th December 2013 2685 views

  136. A magical night to remember

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 3581 views

  137. A personal plea from Steve

    Monday, 25th November 2013 2588 views

  138. Portland gives guidance on ‘Riding the Perfect Storm’ in the legal profession

    Thursday, 7th November 2013 3114 views

  139. 20,000 jobs could be at risk due to business rates rise

    Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 2058 views

  140. Firms operating NHS Care Homes reduce their tax bills

    Monday, 21st October 2013 2223 views

  141. Billions lost by small businesses due to failure to invoice

    Monday, 14th October 2013 1978 views

  142. Portland helps raise funds for QE2 Centre and Fareham Hockey Club community investment fund

    Monday, 7th October 2013 3284 views

  143. ‘Zombie’ companies double to 227,000 in UK

    Monday, 30th September 2013 2052 views


    Monday, 23rd September 2013 3365 views

  145. Portland saves 50 year old business by negotiating sale

    Friday, 13th September 2013 2500 views

  146. It’s Never Too Late – adjournment obtained day before bankruptcy petition

    Monday, 2nd September 2013 3319 views

  147. Portland assist in the sale of popular magazine

    Tuesday, 13th August 2013 2240 views

  148. Cashflow problems? A business loan on a short term basis could be the answer!

    Monday, 29th July 2013 2229 views

  149. Portland concludes innovative administration disposal of global electronics manufacturing business

    Thursday, 25th July 2013 2375 views

  150. Community centre saved from closure after volunteers form new committee

    Wednesday, 17th July 2013 2573 views

  151. Why Prepack when you can Cashsolv

    Sunday, 14th July 2013 2705 views

  152. More UK businesses display acute signs of distress than last year survey suggests

    Monday, 1st July 2013 2388 views

  153. Business owners need skills and education not just a ‘get out of jail’ card

    Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 2144 views

  154. HMRC getting tougher on businesses

    Sunday, 14th April 2013 2079 views

  155. Portland professionals dinner hits the right notes

    Tuesday, 4th December 2012 3020 views

  156. Portland Senior Manager helps raise almost £3,000 for local charity

    Sunday, 21st October 2012 3181 views

  157. Portland Business Recovery shortlisted for award

    Wednesday, 12th September 2012 2847 views

  158. Portland LDC launch cash flow guides

    Thursday, 6th September 2012 41959 views

  159. Portland launches QuickCapital at successful seminar!

    Thursday, 12th July 2012 2307 views

  160. Rising cost of food and fuel are the cause of financial struggles leading up to payday

    Wednesday, 13th June 2012 2541 views

  161. Sky’s the limit after Portland Senior Manager’s exam success

    Wednesday, 4th April 2012 2591 views

  162. Budget 2012 – who are the winners and losers and will it make a difference?

    Friday, 23rd March 2012 2188 views

  163. ‘Views from the Outlook’ by Robert May - HM Revenue & Customs and Bonds

    Wednesday, 8th February 2012 3963 views

  164. ‘Views from the Outlook’ by Robert May - Credit Crunch 2 (A LIBOR Story)

    Friday, 13th January 2012 2220 views

  165. To liquidate or not to liquidate, that is the question…

    Monday, 9th January 2012 2745 views

  166. Goodwill of long running trailer company lives on

    Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 3638 views

  167. ‘Views from the Outlook’ by Robert May - Merry Christmas…..but maybe not such a good New Year

    Friday, 9th December 2011 2166 views

  168. A hypnotic night of fun, laughter and entertainment

    Friday, 2nd December 2011 2581 views

  169. Portland – helping the next generation understand money

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 2384 views

  170. Portland Senior Manager helps raise £3,000 for Leukaemia Busters

    Tuesday, 8th November 2011 2380 views

  171. ‘Views from the Outlook’ by Robert May - HM Revenue & Customs and payment plan problems

    Friday, 28th October 2011 1972 views

  172. Portland assist in the sale of W Churches & Son Limited and save 60 jobs

    Thursday, 22nd September 2011 2049 views

  173. Carl Faulds’ insolvency article for 200,000 members of FSB

    Monday, 19th September 2011 2339 views

  174. Portland successfully negotiate sale of Comrades and save a piece of history

    Monday, 1st August 2011 4519 views

  175. Just one Cornetto - Portland successfully sell well known ice cream business Loseley Dairy Ice Cream

    Thursday, 16th June 2011 2742 views

  176. Portland Business Recovery to remain Independent

    Wednesday, 9th March 2011 2675 views

  177. Portland survey results are in, and they are overwhelmingly encouraging

    Thursday, 3rd March 2011 1792 views

  178. The negative value of credit searches

    Wednesday, 16th February 2011 2319 views

  179. IPA annual conference: 50 years on

    Tuesday, 8th February 2011 2464 views

  180. Difficult times ahead for retail industry

    Tuesday, 1st February 2011 1945 views

  181. Portland presidential dinner hailed a success

    Wednesday, 24th November 2010 2425 views

  182. £6.8bn Time To Pay arrangements granted

    Friday, 29th October 2010 2497 views

  183. IPA to be closer to members in roadshow

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2829 views

  184. IPA licensed insolvency practitioners reaches 500

    Friday, 22nd October 2010 2368 views

  185. Treasury reveals £7bn clampdown on tax dodgers

    Friday, 24th September 2010 184311 views

  186. HMRC stance on Time to Pay scheme may force UK economy into a double-dip recession

    Friday, 24th September 2010 1814 views

  187. Rising from the ashes – the reuse of a company’s name or trading style

    Wednesday, 18th March 2009 2115 views

  188. Recovery or rip-off?

    Wednesday, 18th March 2009 2160 views

  189. 50 jobs saved in sale of West Sussex security business

    Friday, 9th May 2008 1961 views