Current Developments

Neil Hughes Examiner states uptake on examinership slows

UPTAKE ON EXAMINERSHIP SLOWS BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN FOR MANY SMES Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index Reveals 168 Jobs Saved in Small and Medium Businesses in Q3 SME Recovery Must Take Priority in Upcoming Budget – Neil Hughes Examiner at Hughes Blake New data from the Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index released today reveals that uptake [...]

By |2015-10-07T18:00:46+00:00October 7th, 2015|Current Developments, Examinership News|

Examinership saves 871 jobs so far this year

Hughes Blake quarterly Examinership Index reveals some 871 jobs were saved in SMEs through the examinership corporate recovery process in the first nine months of the year, according to new figures. According to Neil Hughes Examiner at chartered accountants Hughes Blake, there were 168 jobs saved through examinerships in the third quarter of 2015....click here [...]

By |2015-10-02T10:18:10+00:00October 2nd, 2015|Current Developments, Examinership News, Press|

Personal Microcredit Scheme

A personal micro-credit scheme is proposed by the Dept of Social Protection whereby people who might otherwise have to go to moneylenders will be able to access small loans quickly and with just minor credit checks. A pilot scheme could be in place by September making loans of up to €1000 available through post offices [...]

By |2015-07-28T11:30:33+00:00July 28th, 2015|Current Developments|

Companies Act 2014 and Insolvency

On the 1st June the Companies Act 2014 (“the Act”) commenced.  The Act consolidates 17 Acts since 1963, 15 statutory instruments and other obligations under common law. There have been some relevant changes to Insolvency with the new Companies Act and below we go through some of the main changes to note. A Scheme of [...]

By |2015-07-15T16:52:30+00:00June 10th, 2015|Current Developments, Examinership News|

SME Examinership Index Reveals New Data for Q2

Hughes Blake SME Examinership index reveals new data for q2 - 794 jobs saved. “Despite growth amongst many SMEs, there is still a need for some firms to address underlying problems,” says Neil Hughes of Hughes Blake Monday, 30th June 2014: The Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index, published today, reveals new data pertaining to the [...]

By |2015-03-13T12:35:19+00:00June 13th, 2014|Current Developments|

1,089 SME Jobs Have Been Saved

HUGHES BLAKE SME EXAMINERSHIP INDEX REVEALS THAT 1,089 SME JOBS HAVE BEEN SAVED TO THE END OF Q3 2014 Index shows increased use of the recovery tool amongst the hospitality sector and draws on data from both the Circuit and High Court for the first time Performance in SMEs reflects overall economic trends and shows [...]

By |2015-03-13T12:28:37+00:00March 13th, 2014|Current Developments|