What is voluntary administration?

Voluntary administration allows businesses to address insolvency issues, and if possible, return it to healthy trading position.

Voluntary administration is usually available to directors who are proactive when they see their company is in financial trouble. The voluntary administration process ensures that the business, the company’s assets and affairs are administered in a way that (among other things) maximises the chances of a business continuing to exist by a voluntary administrator taking control as if they are the company directors. The administration process takes place over an interim period, usually lasting between 20 and 30 business days.