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Learn about insolvency and corporate turnaround with our selection of articles, books and online resources.

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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

501 questions and answers for company directors and company secretaries

Basic company information for the benefit of directors and company secretaries.

Business law

Guide to the legal principles that apply to business. Aimed at non-law students.

Company secretary's handbook (11th edition)

An authoritative guide to company secretarial practice. Detailed commentary is accompanied by over 80 precedents. The 5th edition of this title is available through our Ebook Central subscription.

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Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Buyouts push companies to the limit. Or over it.

The article reports on the issue of private equity in the retail industry. It mentions how leveraged buyouts add to a company's debt, the number of companies that wind up filing for bankruptcy, and how changes in retail trade have made the buyouts of such companies less desirable.

Valuation disputes in corporate bankruptcy

A detailed examination of US bankruptcy court judgments involving valuation expert witnesses.

Revised Corporate Governance Code: what you need to know

The article examines whether the 2018 Corporate Governance Code of Great Britain will be able to prevent corporate failures with the introduction of changes such as the provision to encourage greater engagement of the board and the nine-year rule for directors on the company board. Topics covered include flexibility offered by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for the enforcement of the Code, succession planning and development of a diverse board, and excessive executive pay. * For full article please contact the Library. *

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Useful links


Insolvency hub
ICAEW offers a range of resources for practitioners, including:

Talk Insolvency
Talk Insolvency is an online network for insolvency professionals and other ICAEW members featuring a community forum and blog.


The size and value of the UK turnaround market and insolvency sector has been researched by the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)

Official statistics on insolvency are available from the UK Insolvency Service.

Recognised professional bodies

Other organisations, publications and guidance

Association of Business Recovery Professionals
The website provides a selection of resources for members and the public. These include a guide to insolvency legislation, a directory of practitioners, and creditors' guides.

Liquidation and insolvency (GOV.UK)
Basic overview of insolvency and liquidation proceedings with more detailed information about the documents that must be delivered to the Registrar of Companies.

Insolvency practitioner fees: a review (GOV.UK)
Research paper on the current fee regime for personal and corporate insolvency practitioners. Published in March 2014.

Disqualified Directors Search
Search by director's name, company name or region. More information about the reasons for each case are available including the period of disqualification and the details of the director's misconduct.

Insolvency News
News, articles and analysis to the insolvency and restructuring industry.

Insolvency Practices Council
Organisation working to improve ethical and professional standards of the insolvency practitioners.

The Insolvency Service
The government body deals with insolvency issues in England and Wales. The site maintains a range of resources, including Official Receivers addresses, legislative information, current and historical statistics and guidance notes.

Institute for Turnaround (IFT)
Professional body that recruits, monitors and regulates turnaround practitioners. Formerly known as the Society of Turnaround Professionals (STP).

NARA: The Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers
Organisation with a multi-disciplinary membership representing practitioners within the field.

Turnaround Finance Group
The site includes a directory of rapid finance providers, details of member companies, and a comprehensive Turnaround Finance Guideline.

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ABI World
Website of the American Bankruptcy Institute, with a range of information services on insolvency issues around the world. Includes the quarterly bankruptcy statistics fro the US.

Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)
The organisation offers members-only resources, training and events as well as services for consumers to look up practitioners and find firms. Formerly known as the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia (IPA).

Australian Financial Security Authority
Government agency responsible for the administration and regulation of the personal insolvency system in Australia.

International Federation of Insolvency Professionals (INSOL)
A searchable database of members with an archive of the newsletter INSOL WORLD.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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