Safe harbour for company directors to expire

Published: 27 August 2020

Company directors are reminded that the temporary ‘safe harbour’ from their insolvency-related duties will expire on 30 September 2020 as planned.

The Government introduced a temporary change to the Companies Act earlier this year to ease pressure on company directors facing significant liquidity problems as a result of COVID-19. Company directors who have made use of the safe harbour are encouraged to start preparing for their insolvency related directors’ duties resuming on 30 September. Any company director who has concerns about meeting these duties is encouraged to seek legal advice

While the safe harbour will no longer be available after 30 September, the Government can re-instate the provision quickly should there be a need to do so in the future.

Other forms of financial support are still available for business in difficulty as a result of COVID-19.

Find out what your business may be eligible for:

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