Plan A and Plan B
It is always helpful to have a plan A and B and sometimes even a plan C and D.
The following options are examples of what might be available to a sole trader working as a plumber with 2 employees who is in financial difficulty.
Propose an IVA, offering to pay monthly instalments and the equity in his property, whilst continuing to operate as a sole trader retaining the business as it is with two employees.
Propose an IVA, offering to pay lower monthly contributions, together with the equity in his property. To also downsize the business and lay off the 2 employees, thus reducing overheads and profits, but at the same time, selling 2 vehicles, with the proceeds being paid into the IVA.
Close the business and obtain PAYE employment and then propose an IVA offering the business assets together with affordable monthly payments.
Petition for his own bankruptcy and continue trading in line with the rules of Bankruptcy. With all non exempt assets being realised by the Official Receiver.
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