Consumers won’t pay off their Christmas debt until April, according to research by Piggybank. Hefty spends on gifts, food, drink and more means the typical adult won’t clear their festive spends until 14 weeks into 2018. On average those polled borrowed £398.19 either through loans or credit cards to cover Yuletide and everything which comes…

Bankruptcy Restriction Orders (BRO), which places sanctions against bankrupt executives and banned individuals from being a company director, forming, managing – or even give the impression of managing – a limited company, for up to 15 years, are not being enforced by authorities, leaving former millionaires free to keep assets and continue to enjoy lavish…

Nine companies which had provided services to directors of insolvent companies, have been placed in provisional liquidation. The actions follow an investigation by the Insolvency Service The companies names Rigil Kent Acquisitions Ltd; Rigil Kent Corporate Acquisitions & Turnaround Ltd; Rigil Corporate Rescue Ltd; Rigil Kent Group Ltd; RK Acquisitions Ltd; RK Corporate Rescue Ltd;…

SMEs could for the first time be paying a higher effective rate of tax than bigger businesses, according to research by Moore Stephens. The effective rate of corporation tax* paid by SMEs (businesses with a turnover of less than £25m) was 21.7% in 2016. This is higher than businesses with a turnover of more than £1bn,…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Kash Ahmad as UK Specialist Director as it looks to grow its support for businesses trading domestically and overseas. Joining BFS with more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, Kash has held a range of senior executive positions throughout UK, the Middle East and Asia, supporting SMEs, mid-market…

English and Welsh councils are believed to have used Enforcement Agents on nearly 41,000 firms that struggled to pay higher business rates following the Government’s controversial revaluation last year. The estimate was the result of an investigation by ratings adviser Altus Group, which said tens of thousands of businesses that failed to pay higher business…