The liquidator is an authorised insolvency practitioner who runs the liquidation process.
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As soon as the liquidator is appointed, they’ll take control of the business.
- settle any legal disputes or outstanding contracts
- sell off the company’s assets and use any money to pay creditors
- meet deadlines for paperwork and keep authorities informed
- pay liquidation costs and the final VAT bill
- bring together people owed money (creditors) and hold meetings where necessary
- decide which creditors should be paid first
- interview the directors and report on what went wrong in the business
- get the company removed from the companies register
In a creditors’ voluntary liquidation, the liquidator acts in the interest of the creditors not the directors.