There are two legal definitions of insolvency; the first is being unable to pay your debts as they fall due and the second is your liabilities exceeding your assets. If your business doesn’t have the money or assets to pay the liabilities it owes, the company is classed as insolvent.
In both cases, you need to make a decision whether the business can carry on. It’s very important you make a written note of your thinking at the time if you decide to carry on, especially if you do so without taking professional advice.
One key question is how certain are you that by continuing to trade the finances of the business will improve and not deteriorate?
There are two main categories of risk by continuing to trade as an insolvent company.
Why not contact us today if you are worried about wrongful trading or personal guarantees. Speak to one of our expert advisers on 0800 331 7417