Responding to the 2017 Autumn Budget, Mike Cherry, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman, said “With costs rising and consumer demand flagging, small firms will welcome today’s business-friendly Autumn Budget. It was good to see the Chancellor’s speech acknowledge our concerns about the VAT threshold. Dragging thousands of more small firms into the hugely…

Credit Reference Agency, Company Watch has become a Corporate Partner of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). Company Watch sees itself as a ‘challenger brand’ among the Credit Reference Agencies in the UK, but already hundreds of organisations around the world rely on its financial analytics to drive their credit risk processes. Jo Kettner,…

Employee spend management specialist Concur, has released a major report examining the UK’s late payment culture, which is putting job creation at risk. The report, entitled Invoice Utopia, includes detailed YouGov polling of 1,233 British businesses and sheds new light on the consequences of poor invoice processes. The report highlighted the consequences of late invoice payments, with…

The number of county court judgments (CCJs) registered against businesses in England and Wales rose during the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period a year ago, according to latest figures released by Registry Trust. During Q3 2017, there were 24,698 CCJs against businesses in England and Wales, 27 percent more than the…

Business Energy specialist, PCMG has seen UK companies spending up to seven-figure sums on TNUoS charges, which have gone up by around 160% since 2010. Transmission Network Use of System charges cover the cost of transporting electricity long distances from power stations to regional networks. They make up approximately 6% of the total energy bill…

The number of debt decrees registered against businesses in Scotland fell during the third quarter of the year, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. There were 561 decrees against all businesses in the third quarter 2017, down 43 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago. The total value of all business…

Small European businesses based in the UK pay their invoices more than two days faster than their British counterpart according to research by Opal Transfer. The research shows EU businesses based in the UK, are 9% quicker to pay invoices than British owned business. EU firms based in the UK take 18.4 days on average…

Liquidation notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: A & N PENNINGTON (MANCHESTER) LTD A.JÆS AUTO SERVICES LTD ABB TRADING LTD ACCESSDATA CORPORATION LTD ACE ARC LTD ADVANCED CLIMATE CONTROL LTD ADVICE 4 BUSINESS (UK) LTD ALEXANDER LUCEY LTD ALLSURE LTD T/A CHASE ALEXANDER ALLWOOD INTERIORS LTD AMAVI LTD…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 12 PROPERTY RENTALS LTD 15 GREENWOOD PARK LTD 2028 X LTD A & D TRANSPORT LTD A C MORRIS BUILDERS LTD A STAR DRIVERS LTD ACORNFORD ESTATES (NORTHERN) LTD ACURATE SECURITY SERVICES LTD ADD A ROOM LOFTS LTD…

20% of restaurant businesses in the UK currently exhibit warning signs that they are at risk of going insolvent according to new research by Moore Stephens. The research shows that 14,800 restaurants are faced with the threat of going under as Brexit and rising labour costs put a strain on the industry. Since the Brexit…

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