Insolvency helplines, and WYCAS forum on 21 March 2017

22 February 2017

Funding cuts are causing worry and difficulties across the district at the moment. If you are a trustee and concerned about finances at your charity, please get help and advice as early as possible. More time equals more options so it's much better not to wait until you're certain that the organisation is in financial difficulties. There are no stupid questions! It's ok if you don't know, ask.

Insolvency Service

Get information and guidance on bankruptcy and company insolvency from the government's Insolvency Service. Email insolvency.enquiryline@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk or telephone 0300 678 0015 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Business Debtline

Business Debtline is a charity run by the Money Advice Trust. It offers a free debt advice service for the self-employed and small businesses in England, Wales and Scotland. Business Debtline can advise unincorporated and incorporated charities if their annual income is under £1.2million per year and they have fewer than 10 employees.

Free insolvency helpline

NCVO is working in partnership with the Charity Finance Directors Group (CFDG), insolvency experts MacIntyre Hudson, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, to make the CFDG’s insolvency helpline available to the wider sector.

The free insolvency helpline is available by calling:

  • Ian Oakley-Smith at PricewaterhouseCoopers on 0207 212 6023
  • Peter Gotham at MacIntyre Hudson on 0207 014 8851

WYCAS Finance Forum, 21 March 2017

Details from WYCAS:

"Gareth Lewis is our guest speaker at the next finance forum meeting on 21 March in Bradford. Gareth specialises in supporting organisations in financial difficulty and will be running a practical session on spotting the early warning signs of problems, actions to take and the options and help available. From prior experience, it will be a very interesting and informative session! Gareth is also available for free advice and consultation."

For further details telephone Dave Collins on 01422 835192.

Event details

Venue: Bradford CVS, 19-25 Sunbridge Road, Bradford BD1 2AY
Cost: FREE
Time: 1pm to 3pm