Debtors’ breathing spaces – UK reforms

This UK government consultation concerns new arrangements proposed for a 60 day ‘breathing space’ for struggling debtors, and for a separate statutory ‘debt repayment plan’. The proposals focus on debtors not covered by existing bankruptcy and other alternative arrangements in the UK.  Debtors must take advice from registered debt advisers, with insolvency practitioners not necessarily […]

The elephant in the room of SMEs

It now seems that an old elephant in the room – about the misconduct of banks and financial institutions – has been revealed by the Hayne Royal Commission. Bleak as my comment may be, I suspect that if a Hayne were to inquire into many areas of business in Australia he would find the same […]