The majority of businesses operate a director’s loan account (“DLA”) to enable a director to extract credit from the Company which is not a problem during the normal trading of a solvent Company. DLAs can also be used to allocate expenditure by the Company for the benefit of directors and vice versa.
When directors are facing the distress of placing their company into an insolvency procedure it seems ludicrous to then insist upon payment for the service. Cash flow is difficult, business assets are no longer at your disposal, and the interests of creditors is paramount. But there is a method of voluntarily liquidating an insolvent company, essentially for free, if you meet the qualifying conditions.