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Archive for July 28, 2021

A final extension on Covid business protection law?

Phil Farrelly

On the 22 June 2021 the Government extended, perhaps for the last time, the Coronavirus Act 2020 restrictions on issuing winding up petitions until 30 September 2021 (which is also when the furlough scheme ends)  and landlord forfeiture/Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery until 25 March 2022.

It was assumed that other restrictions, such as the suspension of liability for wrongful trading, would also be extended but that was not the case and  that suspension ended on 30 June 2021. So from 1 July 2021 directors can be sued for wrongful trading in respect of trading after 30 June which increases the deficit to creditors.

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Casting a net over Liverpool

Niki Addison, Concert Networks Ltd

Niki Addison is Managing Director of Concert Networks, a connectivity and communications company based in Northwich (Cheshire) supplying businesses throughout the North West. Concert’s current focus is a connectivity project for the Liverpool City Region, which will see the roll out of a brand new £30 million, 212km full fibre network.

Businesses who are able to connect to the network for their internet connectivity will benefit from speeds of up to 1 gigabit. Niki talked to Bermans about the roll out and why projects like this are so important to the local economy in 2021 and beyond.

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