Extension of “Covid-19” Act to Q1 2022

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Kathryn Maybury

Posted by Kathryn Maybury on Monday, 13 December 2021

A post by Kathryn Maybury | Managing Director | KOMSEC Limited | Company Secretarial Services | Corporate Governance | Compliance |

Tel: +353 (0) 1 2107595 Email: kmaybury@komsec.ie


The Government has approved the extension of the interim period of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 to 30th April 2022.

  • Director and Member Meetings can continue to hold virtual meetings

  • Threshold at which a company is deemed unable to pay its debts remains at €50,000

  • Extension of examinership to 150 days remains in place.


Introduction of SCARP (Small Companies Administrative Rescue Process)

This is a practical piece of legislation intended to make the Examinership process more accessible and less expensive. It provides for a tight timeline for the entire process without the company having to go to Court.


Brief highlights of SCARP

  • To avail of SCARP a company must be “small” or “micro” – no more than 50 employees, turnover does not exceed €12m, balance sheet does not exceed €6m.

  • Company is unable to pay its debts

  • The company cannot have appointed an Examiner or Process Advisor (insolvency practitioner) within previous 5 years.

  • Process Advisor assesses viability of the company and its ability to trade its way out of current difficulties.

  • Entire process should be completed within 70 days.




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