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Three new datasets have recently been added which can provide early indication of a company's potential failure.
In the Negative Information tab, Deliberate Tax Defaults are now available, and HM Court Applications (Notice Of Intention) and Initial Stage Petitions can be found within HM Court Notices.
The HMRC publishes details of deliberate tax defaults where a company has received penalties for deliberate errors in their tax returns or deliberately failing to comply with their tax obligations. This information will be displayed on the company for a maximum of 12 months from the publish date.
HM Court Applications appear on a report where a company has applied for a moratorium to the Courts. The moratorium gives struggling businesses a formal breathing space to pursue a rescue plan, during which no legal action by creditors or any other parties can be taken against a company without leave of the court. Over 80% of all HM Court Applications received result in an insolvency.
Initial Stage Petitions (Winding Up Petitions) are petitions filed at the Courts and not yet advertised at the Gazette or have not made it to an official court list. In these instances, an application has been made by creditors to the court to wind up a company that owes them money.
In many cases, this information is not available in the public domain and can appear up to two weeks prior to any official notices being published at the Gazette.
Companies with this negative information will be shown on the banner at the top of their report, where you can click on View More for more details.