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Riskwatch Essentials – July 2022.

Categories: News, Risk WatchAugust 4, 2022
Categories: News, Risk WatchAugust 4, 2022


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The graph below represents formal appointments from the start of 2017 to June 2022 on a quarterly basis.  The graph indicates that the number of formal appointments are starting to increase, however, still have not returned to pre pandemic levels.  The increase in formal appointments is likely due to directors taking action to wind up insolvent companies following the end of government support and the increase in ATO activity with the ATO issuing warning letters and director penalty notices to businesses regarding outstanding tax liabilities.

Source:   https://asic.gov.au/regulatory-resources/find-a-document/statistics/insolvency-statistics/insolvency-statistics-series-1-companies-entering-external-administration-and-controller-appointments/

The tables and graphs below summarise the data essentials captured from our daily Risk Watch publication, which provides a synopsis of the insolvency market for July 2022.

Small Business Restructuring

During the month of July, 2022, eleven (11) companies appointed a Restructuring Practitioner in relation to the Debtor in Possession restructuring process for small businesses.

Since 1 January 2021 there have been a total of 93 appointments in relation to Small Business Restructuring,

Rodgers Reidy is the leading appointee for appointments in relation to Small Business Restructuring.  We have achieved excellent results for our clients, restructuring their businesses and saving the vast majority from a formal liquidation or administration. We urge directors to consider this option and act early.  Feel free to contact your local Rodgers Reidy office to discuss whether this option is right for your clients.

Winding Up applications filed with the Court in July 2022

Winding Up applications Australia NSW VIC QLD WA ACT SA NT TAS
TOTAL 131 36 (27%) 64 (49%) 16 (12%) 6 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (3%)

There were two (2) winding up applications filed by the ATO in July 2022

Formal Appointments in July 2022

Formal Appointments Australia NSW VIC QLD WA ACT SA NT TAS
TOTAL 838 376 (45) 268 (32%) 116 (14%) 36 (4%) 13 (2%) 26 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (0%)
Court Liquidation 73 16 (22%) 37 (51%) 15 (21%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 3 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Creditors’/Members Voluntary Liquidation 623 278 (45%) 198 (32%) 89 (14%) 24 (4%) 10 (2%) 21 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (<1%)
Voluntary Administration 142 82 (58%) 33 (23%) 12 (8%) 11 (8%) 2 (1%) 2 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)

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