Administration: insolvency: general
See INS1300 + for general instructions on bankruptcies etc, arrangements and associated procedures.
The appointment of a liquidator in the case of a voluntary or compulsory liquidation of a company does not give rise to a disposal of
- assets by the company
- shares by the shareholders.
The reasons for this are
- the liquidator is treated for all Capital Gains Tax purposes as a `bare trustee’, see CG34300+
- disposals by the shareholders take place when the liquidator makes distributions of assets, see CG40430+.
You should treat a receiver or manager who is appointed to control the affairs of a company in the same way as a liquidator even though that person may be a receiver for creditors or debenture holders. See CG15260 in connection with the allowance of expenses incurred by the liquidator in disposing of a company’s assets.