star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

"very helpful i would recommend to everyone amazing service thanks wilson fields"

star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

"I spoke to Beverley Horton today and received a quick response, she answered all my questions and after her advice I felt like a weight had been lifted off my mind. Brilliant."

star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

"I had a chat with Beverley Horton , very professional and put me at ease."

star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

"Very helpful service. Very friendly and polite. Answered my query straight away. Would highly recommend to anyone with a debt problem."

IR35 and closing a company

In April 2021, tax legislation known as IR35, which was introduced in 2000 and implemented in the public sector in 2017, applied to the private sector.

Although the legislation has been around for more than 20 years, the reforms could have effects on self-employed individuals working out of their own ‘personal limited companies.’

What is IR35?

Simply put, IR35 is legislation designed to ensure these contractors pay the appropriate level of tax. There are instances where single contractors operate out of a limited company structure when their relationship with a client is more akin to one between employee and employer.

More on IR35 and how it may affect you

We are not tax advisors. For more specific and tailored advice, you should speak to an independent tax advisor.

How IR35 can affect independent contractors and consultants

What are my options?

If you’re a contractor operating through a limited company and these changes look to impact you, you may consider closing it down. There are several options for closing a limited company; which one is most suitable will depend on the company’s financial standing.

If the company is solvent

A business is solvent if it has enough cash to repay its liabilities, and there are no major debts. There are a couple of options available for closing a solvent company.

Dissolution

The first option when closing a limited company would be to strike it off via a dissolution. Often used for a company which the directors feel has come to an end of its natural life. As long as the company doesn’t owe anything to creditors, a dissolution can be a cost-effective and relatively straight forward way to close your business. However, it is not the only option.

More information on company dissolutions

Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL)

A Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) is the liquidation of a solvent company that has come to the end of its useful life. While an MVL must involve a licensed insolvency practitioner, they can be more tax-efficient for companies with more than £25,000, and they may qualify for Business Asset Disposal Relief (Entrepreneurs’ Relief). It can also be quicker than a straight-up dissolution.

More information on MVLs

IR35 Closing Limited Company

If the company is insolvent

If your limited company is insolvent (without the funds to pay its liabilities when they fall due), you can still work towards closing it down, but your options will be different.

Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL)

Directors of insolvent companies won’t be able to strike it off. Instead, they should apply for Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL). This process involves a licensed insolvency practitioner taking control of the business and closing it in an orderly manner, allowing directors a greater degree of control over the company closure compared to undergoing a compulsory liquidation. All the debts will die with the limited company, leaving the directors debt free (aside from personally guaranteed assets).

More information on Creditors Voluntary Liquidation

In summary

IR35 has been implemented in the private sector, which may affect contractors operating out of ‘personal limited companies.’ With the new regulations, you may feel it’s best to liquidate or strike off the company, closing it. and which procedure is best for you will depend on your circumstances. If your company is solvent with few assets, a dissolution may be the best way forward, or a Members Voluntary Liquidation if you have assets greater than £25,000. If the company is insolvent, you’ll need to liquidate via a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation before the creditors apply for a winding-up petition.

How we can help

If you’re concerned about IR35 and feel closing your limited company would be beneficial, speak to us for free impartial advice with no obligation. We can advise you of the best way forward based on your circumstances.

Beverley Horton

💬 Live Chat - Available

✅ Free confidential help & advice

If you or your company is in financial difficulty, I may be able to help you. Our phone lines operate 9am until 9pm - 7 days a week.

Chat With MeFor immediate help & free advice, please freephone:
Beverley Horton Christopher Callaghan Stephen Hall

Free Consultation

Request a free confidential telephone consultation from 9am - 8pm, 7 days a week.

Call Now
Back

    4.8 average

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    240 reviews

    View Reviews

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    Stephen Hunt

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Fast and helpful! I Needed some advice, they called me and told me what to do. Big help!"

    James Whitworth

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Although unable to deal with my specific request Beverley did point me in the right direction and provided a number to call."

    Abisoye Balogun

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "VERY HELP AND QUICK RESPONSE. HE DESERVES A PAY RISE"

    Michaela Augustine

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Quick response and advice easy to understand."

    pauline parks

    star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

    "Beverly Wilson was very helpful to me. Thanks again"

    - As seen in -

    Beverley Horton Christopher Callaghan Stephen Hall

    Free Consultation

    Request a free confidential telephone consultation from 9am - 8pm, 7 days a week.