Accelerated payment notices

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Have you received an Accelerated Payment Notice ("APN")?

These demands from HMRC are often unexpected and can put your business and family into financial distress if you are not able to find the capital to meet your obligations.

Over the past few years there has been a rise in the number of tax avoidance schemes.  HMRC has used its powers to challenge the amount of tax lost to The Treasury through these schemes and is using APNs to advance receipt of £2.1bn of disputed tax.

You may have thought that you would never be liable for this tax and are struggling to find the money to meet the demand. 

This demand could create additional cashflow pressure on your business and personal life.  However, there are still many choices available to help you restructure your debt and find the time to generate the capital needed to meet your obligations to The Treasury.

Find out more at a free initial consultation meeting with McTear Williams & Wood with a director of the business to get expert advice on how to best resolve this situation with a favourable outcome.

Tony Harrison


Tony helps underperforming businesses using a professional and understanding approach and will listen to concerns on a without charge or commitment (on a confidential) basis and then advises on the available solutions.  

With over 19 years of experience at McTear Williams & Wood Tony understands the challenges facing directors and managements of struggling companies and can provide assistance with first hand experience.  His strengths lie in an ability to rapidly understand situations and react to turn them to an advantage and Tony advocates an early confidential meeting as experience tells us that recovery options are often eroded over time.

How can McTear Williams & Wood help you?

At McTear Williams & Woods we have a number of different options that could help you or your business recover from the financial burden of an APN. These include:

  • Personal financial restructuring – if you are experiencing difficulty meeting your financial obligations because of an APN you can put all your debts on hold and buy time to refinance or sell assets in a controlled manner.
  • Company financial restructuring – businesses which have been issued with an APN have the option to package all their debts into one liability and reschedule payments over up to five years.
  • Business turnaround services – if an APN has had drastic consequences for your company it is possible to also work with McTear Williams & Wood to provide a wide range of rescue and corporate recovery services, quickly restoring cashflow and moving your business back to the fast lane.

Act now for your best result
If you are in any kind of financial difficulty it is always best to approach us when you are first aware of the problem. The sooner we are able to see you the more choices will be available to you. Call us on 0800 331 7417

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