Category Archives: General

Planning is an unnatural process

Planning quote from Harvey Jones – Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something.  And the nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise rather than being preceded by a … Continue reading

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Could your business survive an increase in interest rates?

I was discussing this with a Turnaround colleague and he wrote this to me which I thought you may find of interest. When will the next increase in interest rates come?   Soon?   Six months?   Twelve months? Interest rates generally rise … Continue reading

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Media Release 2012 Games

Wednesday, 10 August Immediate release Media release All routes lead to London 2012: Games transport website launched to help spectators plan how they will travel next summer A one-stop travel shop that enables London 2012 spectators to plan their routes … Continue reading

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Insolvency

Figures published by the Insolvency Service, show the number of company liquidations is again on the rise. Following a fall in company liquidations during 2010, in the first quarter of 2011 there were 4,121 company liquidations, up 3.7% on the … Continue reading

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A dramatic increase in the Time To Pay (TTP) refusal rate (HMRC)

New HMRC figures show a dramatic increase in the Time To Pay (TTP) refusal rate, alongside a drop in demand and ongoing concerns about the way the service operates. The percentage of TTP requests refused during the first quarter of … Continue reading

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Banking sector – huge incentives, narrow focus?

Cognitive psychologist Karl Duncker devised the so-called candle problem in the 1930s. You are given a candle, a book of matches and a box of drawing pins, and have to fix the candle to the wall so that it will … Continue reading

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Fewer Companies Going Bust

Fewer companies going bust is usually considered good news – but not for Aim-listed Begbies Traynor. The insolvency specialist on Monday issued a profits warning after more companies than it hoped for managed to keep trading – rather than go … Continue reading

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HMRC is starting to lose patience

By James Hurley 7:24PM GMT 01 Nov 2010 HMRC’s remissions and write-offs have risen by 40pc over the last year, from £4.6bn to £6.4bn. Steven Law, president of R3, the insolvency trade body, said there had been “a tightening of … Continue reading

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