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The Government fails to listen to lenders as it presses on with reforms which may stifle UK enterprise

  We reported last week that the Government intends to proceed with its proposal to reinstate HMRC as a preferential creditor on insolvency, which could spell disaster for UK businesses, lenders and the UK economy. The Government has failed to listen to lenders and others who responded to the Government’s consultation about the impact of … Continue Reading

Draft Finance Bill published: HMRC preferential status on insolvency confirmed

Today the Government published draft provisions for inclusion in the Finance Bill which will amend the Insolvency Act 1986 and grant HMRC preferential status on insolvency. A status that was removed in 2003 but which will be re-instated (in part) from 6 April 2020. Despite huge concern from the lending market, voiced in responses to the … Continue Reading
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