"All of them? Oh."
Nope. My (MD here) boring little firm still pays staff for leave as usual and all the rest. We are so boring that we ensure we have salary bill x2 + VAT and business rates (quarterly) bill in the bank plus a bit more.
I'm so boring that I get to sleep at night and so do my staff.
We also own our premises. So boring. The mortgage is now L2V about 30%. We are working out when we pay it off out of the bank whilst maintaining cashflow - probably 2024. So boring.
Business mortgages seem to be rather rubbish compared to retail consumer and the banks seem to see businesses as a fucking cash cow. They seem to leech on and suck really, really hard.
We were quoted 4.5% over base rate plus costs (quite a lot of them) at first blush. OK so we'll get two banks involved and see what happens.
We are still dreadfully boring but still trading.