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When business owners have a great deal of unsecured debt, one solution that can help them avoid bankruptcy is self employed IVAs . Consumers who are struggling to keep their business afloat need to seek help as soon as possible, and one of the best ways to get started doing that is by filling out the form located on the right.
IVAs are known as individual voluntary arrangements, and are governed by the Insolvency Act of 1986. They are formal proposals for the repayment of unsecured debt which are submitted to creditors for approval. A liaison known as an insolvency practitioner works with the debtor and the creditor in order to come up with an agreement that is satisfactory for everyone concerned.
Self employed IVAs work by allowing business owners to repay a percentage of their debt while also freezing the interest that accumulates on them. This allows the debt to be repaid over a period of about five years. It becomes effective whenever at least 75% of all creditors (as measured by the value of debt) agree to the terms of the arrangement. Once this occurs, any that object to it will be bound by the same terms whether they like it or not. Should the income of a self employed individual vary during that timeframe, the insolvency practitioner will renegotiate the terms with creditors in order to come up with a new plan that is more satisfactory.
Unlike bankruptcy petitions, information about self employed IVAs are not available to the public. This is good news for business owners who fear that if the public were aware of their financial difficulties, it could affect their ability to draw new customers. It also gives small business owners the necessary cash flow to continue operating without the need to borrow more money. The assets of the business will also remain under the owner’s control rather than being seized to pay off unsecured debt. Many creditors are willing to work out a payment plan by using an IVA since it guarantees they will receive all or most of the money that’s due to them.
In order to qualify for self employed IVAs, residents must have a currently operating business that is more than £10,000 in debt. This program is also available to other self employed individuals including sole traders, those who are part of a business partnership or limited company, professionals who are considered Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) workers and buy-to-let landlords. Currently, self employed IVAs are available throughout the United Kingdom with the exception of Scotland.
It’s important for anyone who sets up self employed IVAs to strictly adhere to the terms of this agreement. That’s because defaulting on the arrangement can force individuals to file for bankruptcy. Creditors are usually willing to renegotiate the terms of a self employed IVA as long as they are contacted about changes in cash flow ahead of time. Those who find themselves coming into a large sum of money through an inheritance or winning the lottery must report this to the insolvency practitioner assigned to their case, at which time the terms of any previous agreements may be renegotiated.
For those who are self employed, getting financial assistance to help them manage their debt makes good business sense. That’s because having a business fail can affect more than just the owner of that business – it affects the livelihood of suppliers who depend on that company as well. For more information about self employed IVAs, simply fill out the form on the top of this page.
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