The Government are not acting quickly enough to introduce a tougher regime to tackle larger companies who enforce long payment terms or pay their suppliers late, says Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee as she commented on the Government’s response to the BEIS Committee Small businesses and productivity report. The BEIS Committee report,…

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)  is urging the Government to help arrest a continued slump in small business optimism at next week’s Spring Statement. Published today, data from FSB’s latest quarterly SBI shows confidence among smaller firms remains negative in Q1 2019 (-5.0), down from +6.0 in the same period last year. This marks…

The European Parliament has published a new report on Late Payments. The report, drafted by Member of the European Parliament Lara Comi, is based on statistics from European credit management specialist Intrum’s European Payment Report 2018, and takes into account important findings of the yearly study. In response to the new report Intrum has said…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 786 MAGAN CAREHOMES PRIVATE LTD A1 ALPHA PROPERTIES (LEICESTER) LTD ACROBAT CARBON SERVICES LTD AIRHOP LTD ALDD LTD ALFORM EXTRUSIONS LTD ALL LIQUID DRINKS DISPENSE LTD AREMCO INDUSTRIES LTD ASTRACAST INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD ATTERBURY UK LTD AVARA AVLON PHARMA SERVICES LTD…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 008 IMPORTS LTD 3 AD 3 LTD 7 WIRE ELECTRICAL LTD ABACUS MICRO LTD ABOUT THE HOUSE ROOFING LTD ACTIVE DEMOLITION SERVICES LTD ADN TRANSPORT LTD AFFILIATETRACTION UK LTD ALBERO BUILDERS LTD ALLSCAFF (SW) LTD ANOTECH (LEICESTER) LTD…

There was an almost 30 percent increase in the number of adverse county court judgments against incorporated businesses in England and Wales in 2018, according to figures released by Registry Trust. The number of CCJs against incorporated businesses was up by 27 percent at 93,534, though this was counterbalanced by a fall in judgments against…

Ahead of the Spring Statement next month, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced a ‘Fair Pay, Fair Play ‘ campaign as it  calls on Government to enlist the help of Non-Executive Directors to help strengthen payment enforcement and adopt Project Bank Accounts in public procurement, as three key reforms that will help end the…

Net lending to SMEs shrank to £500m last year, compared with £700m in 2017, according to a new report by the British Business Bank. The study also reveals a dramatic slowdown in the growth of alternative forms of funding, including peer-to-peer lending and asset finance. Lending through peer-to-peer platforms rose by 18% last year, compared…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew in December by 7% compared with the same month in 2017, and by 5% in Q4 2018 as a whole. The plant and machinery finance and commercial vehicle finance sectors reported new business…

The number of restaurants in Scotland going insolvent last year increased by 86.3% according to new analysis of the sector by accountants and business advisers firm French Duncan. The firm has analysed official Insolvency Service statistics and found that annual restaurant failures increased from 73 in 2017 to 136 in 2018 which is equivalent to…