Voluntary Liquidation

There are many reasons why a business might have to stop trading but we recognise that most businesses that fail do so honestly. Whatever the circumstances of your business coming to an end, RNF Business Advisory Limited’s experienced insolvency practitioners can help. If the business or company is solvent, we will resolve matters efficiently and cost-effectively with a tax efficient members’ voluntary liquidation. If, however, you are insolvent you may need a creditors’ voluntary liquidation. Whichever it is, we will guide you throughout the liquidation process. Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation (CVL)

Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation (CVL)

A creditors’ voluntary liquidation (CVL) ends a company’s life, but it can provide for all or part of the business to be transferred – at proper market value – to a new company. This means trading can continue without interruption. A CVL is the preferred route for realising and distributing assets where trading has to cease. Where a business is no longer viable, directors should talk to an insolvency practitioner as early as possible to avoid wrongful trading under the Insolvency Act 1986 and being personally liable for the company’s debts.

Members’ Voluntary Liquidation (MVL)

A members’ voluntary liquidation (MVL) also ends a company’s life but when it is solvent – ie able to pay all its debts in full, including any statutory interest. It can be a tax-efficient way of distributing accumulated profits to shareholders, particularly for single-purpose companies, since distributions can be made as capital rather than as income. An MVL may be used to overcome a temporary cash flow problem as long as you can pay all debts plus interest within 12 months. MVLs are commonly used to dispose of companies which have become dormant due to group reorganisations.

As of 1 March 2012 the ESC 16 concession was replaced by a statutory instrument governing the limits allowed to be distributed on company dissolutions which means that the MVL route is probably the most tax efficient method of shareholders withdrawing funds.

If you require any liquidation advice, information or assistance, please contact us.

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We will work with you to explore your situation in detail and provide clear, jargon-free, honest advice. Rest assured, anything discussed with us remains confidential.

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