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    • Andrew Burns
    • By Andrew Burns 13th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    insolvency about six weeks ago the firm I was subcontracting for went into liquidatio
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
    insolvency about six weeks ago the firm I was subcontracting for went into liquidatio 13th Mar 17 at 8:27 PM
    about six weeks ago the firm I was subcontracting for went into liquidation, I was owed nearly five weeks wages.

    I contacted the liquidators Wilie and Bisset and was told that the couldn't help me.

    Is there anyone that I can get in touch with to try and get my money. I don't have enough to pay anyone up front but would be willing to pay if my wages were redeemed.

    the firm in question are now back trading under a different name, surely this is wrong.

    Yours,

    Andrew Burns.
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    • Scorpio33
    • By Scorpio33 14th Mar 17, 10:23 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:23 AM
    What exactly did the liquidators state?

    The liquidators job is to value what assets they have, raise funds and pay off what they can to the creditors.

    If they are stating the old company did not have sufficient (or any) assets to pay you, then you have lost the money from the company. However, you should be able to get it back from the government, see instructions here:

    https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-if-your-employer-is-insolvent/claiming-money-owed-to-you

    The new company is a different legal entity, completely separate and owe you nothing.
    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 14th Mar 17, 11:22 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:22 AM
    ..However, you should be able to get it back from the government, see instructions here:

    https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-if-your-employer-is-insolvent/claiming-money-owed-to-you

    ...
    Originally posted by Scorpio33
    Yes, but OP states that they were "subcontracting". There may or may not be an employer/employee relationship.
    • Scorpio33
    • By Scorpio33 14th Mar 17, 11:34 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:34 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:34 AM
    Yes, but OP states that they were "subcontracting". There may or may not be an employer/employee relationship.
    Originally posted by antrobus

    I missed that bit.

    Yes, if subcontracting, little you can do if there are no assets in the liquidated company.

    As a creditor, the liquidator should give you a statement when the company is wound up.
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