Hi all Tiny private school. Charitable ltd company. Parents pay fees. May be trading while insolvent. A few weeks ago senior manager (non-director) writes to parents saying "We're getting final demands; some teachers haven't been paid for months; we would love to see your fees please". So... If the teachers are owed pay, is there any way they can take over the school themselves through the insolvency process? Context is historic poor financials, and the teachers may do better than current directors. I'm told the founders were very smooth with parents to get them on board, promised to make the fees easy, pay by instalments, etc - fearful that insisting on full payment would mean families go elsewhere, so better accept part-payment than get none at all. Charity nearly went under. Another charity bailed it out, and new directors came in. I'm told they have a moral objection to insisting on recovering debts of fees, so school now back where it was pre-rescue. Appears to be a culture of non-payment among some parents. It's an open question whether it can ever wash its face: never been run like a business, so who knows whether the parents can't pay, or just don't. But there's a chance it could work. After administration is the company always handed back to the old directors? (Looks like that wouldn't solve the problem.) Could creditor-teachers impose new directors? (Seems teachers are pushing for debt recovery, but to no avail: as directors themselves, maybe they could make it work.) In a vote of creditors, how are votes weighted? (There are several teacher creditors owed perhaps ~£2k each, and what looks like a mortgage at ~£250k.) Does it being a charity make any difference? Any thoughts? Many thanks if so.