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How the Forecast Assets and Liabilities Analysis is Calculated

Cash and cash convertible assets are the source of liquidity. Depreciated fixed assets represent residual useful working life, not sale value.

forecast for year beginning the 1st.May 2024May 2025May 2026
Fixed assets
Main Pool Assets28,87334,87142,958
Company Cars27,75119,21034,832
Total Fixed Assets56,62454,08177,791
Current Assets
Stock / Inventory125,000150,000170,000
Sales Ledger86,09293,178146,549
Dr / Cr Card Balance000
Prepaid Letters of Credit000
Vat Refundable000
Cash at Bank012,676182,552
Factoring CR. Balance000

Asset Finance Interest in Suspense

Loan Interest in Suspense000
Total Current Assets217,675260,109505,309
Current Liabilities
Trade Creditors60,82160,19576,752
Sundry Creditors13,42817,38121,374

Vat Payable

Hire Purchase21,35017,86521,333
Bank Overdraft35,43900
Factoring Dr. Balance000
Corporation tax Due15,23618,23759,546

Asset Finance Interest in Suspense

Loan Interest in Suspense000

Dividends Payable

Total Current Liabilities156,276125,149193,877
Long Term Liabilities

Asset Financing


Asset Finance Interest in Suspense

Loan Interest in Suspense000
Total Long Term Liabilities13,8784,09511,648

Net Current Assets (Working Capital)

Net Assets104,145184,946377,574

What are Fixed Assets

Also “non-current assets” fixtures and fittings, equipment,  machinery, vans, trucks and property are typical examples of fixed assets.

Their role is as to support core operating activity and are not intended for resale in the normal course of business. Fixed assets are expected to have a useful working life of more than one year.

Fixed Assets and Depreciation

Charged to profit annually, the purpose of depreciation is to record the value of a fixed asset’s residual working life; not  its fair value.

A fixed asset such as a computer with a perceived useful life of five years will be depreciated at 20% p.a. while plant and machinery with a 10 year useful life will be depreciated at 10% p.a. 

Depreciation is always calculated from the asset cost excluding VAT.

Annual Investment Allowances.

While depreciation is a legitimate charge to profit and loss, it is not tax deductible. 

New fixed assets are instead entitled to 100% tax relief in the year of acquisition up to a total of £1 million. This is known as AIA (annual investment allowance). That does not however apply to property, or company cars.

Current Assets

Accounts receivable, and stock for resale, reliably expected to be turned into cash within no more than a year are the principal current assets.

Net current assets are current assets to be turned into cash within twelve months less all debt payable within the same period. This is perhaps the most important number in any balance sheet forecast as it describes the anticipated ability of a business to pay its way going forward.

For that reason, net assets in deficit would call for re-examining your business plan in particular your own forecasts for gross profit margin, overheads and investment in fixed assets year-end stock and lastly, loans.

This can quickly and easily be done using Figurewizard's Interactive What If Calculator.


Debt payable within a year represents short-term liabilities, more than a year; long-term liabilities.

Interest debt, the value of which is incorporated from the start of a contract such as a hire-purchase agreement will be included. Interest arising from loans; for example a bank overdraft which is to be levied monthly is not included. That is only ever charged “as and when it arises”. 

Net Assets

All Assets less all liabilities defines net assets. This is the crucial element in any balance sheet forecast as liabilities that are greater than assets describes insolvency.

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