Seven common signs of financial distress

Published: 05/10/2021 By Jane Price

Its not rocket science to know that cashflow issues are a sure sign that a company is having financial difficulties.  When a company becomes less able to pay its debts as and when they fall due, its time to seek help from a professional advisor and very quickly!

7 common signs that a business doesn’t have sufficient cash or working capital to pay its debts when they are due are as follows:

  • Tax Debts
  • Pension deductions
  • Cancelling staff bonusses
  • Lack of Investment
  • Directors’ remuneration
  • Stock levels
  • An increase in stress

These seven common signs are explained in more detail on page 3 in the R3 Get Back to Business:  A guide for dealing with corporate financial distress.

Financial distress can ultimately lead to insolvency and once a company reaches this stage, the options are limited.  The earlier professional help is found and acted upon the more options there are to resolve the company’s issues.

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