A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is a formal insolvency process agreed between a company and its creditors where a proportion of debts are often written off and the company agrees to pay back a lower proportion of the remaining debt in regular monthly instalments.
It’s a way for a company to remain trading and restructure itself to hopefully come out stronger and more profitable at the end of the process.
We’ll work with you to formulate an achievable repayment plan with creditors based on projected profits, cashflow, assets, seasonality and any other factors we need to take into account.
Ed, the Business Rescue Expert, explains what happens when a company looks to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement or a CVA
It depends on the size of your company and how much you owe to other businesses but usually between £3,000 and £10,000
Yes but only once it has been accepted by creditors. If the bailiff action is imminent or occurred before the CVA is accepted, we can negotiate with them on your behalf.
Yes but only when the CVA has been agreed. If the petition is due to be heard before the CVA has been accepted we can ask for an adjournment of the petition.
Yes – your business will continue to trade and operate. A CVA is preferable to other forms of administration where your company may ultimately have been liquidated.
The CVA has to receive the backing of 75% of your creditors. If it passes this threshold then it is passed.
The amount varies depending on how much you owe and how much your business returns. A profit and loss and cash flow projections will be prepared to determine your contribution.
No. The CVA requires a qualified insolvency practitioner to administer it and oversee the process.
A CVA usually lasts about five years but depending on circumstances could be shorter or longer.
Yes – your business bank account remains open and active.