New powers for Insolvency Service

The Insolvency Service is a government agency that provides services to those affected by financial distress or failure. The Insolvency Service operates as an executive agency of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The Insolvency Service is a government agency that provides services to those affected by financial distress or failure. The Insolvency Service operates as an executive agency of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

The Insolvency Service has been granted new powers to investigate and disqualify company directors who abuse the company dissolution process. This extends investigatory powers to directors of dissolved companies and if misconduct is found, directors can face sanctions including being disqualified as a company director for up to 15 years or, in the most serious of cases, prosecution. The measures have been introduced under a new Act that received Royal Assent on 15 December 2021.

The Act will also mean the Business Secretary is able to apply to the court for an order to require a former director of a dissolved company, who has been disqualified, to pay compensation to creditors who have lost out due to their fraudulent behaviour.

Source: Other Tue, 04 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0100

Latest INSIGHTS

Check out our latest Insights for useful accounting tips and information.

Company reconstructions – liabilities restriction

The rules for the Corporation Tax treatment of carried forward losses changed from 1 April 2017. The changes increased flexibility to set off carried forward losses against total profits of the same company or another company in a group whilst at the

Read More

HMRC “sweetheart” deals

HMRC has issued an interesting press release stating that ‘Fact: HMRC does not do ‘sweetheart deals’. HMRC makes sure every taxpayer, no matter what their size, pays everything they owe.’

This denial could be in response to many claims that have

Read More

Global minimum Corporation Tax of 15%

A new consultation has been published by the UK government seeking views for how a worldwide 15% minimum Corporation Tax should be enforced domestically. This follows more than 130 countries signing up to a new global minimum tax framework in October

Read More

Our phone lines ARE currently out of action

Please contact us by email

hello@emmapicklesaccountants.co.uk