Customer non-payment continues to hamper the growth of small subcontractors working in the UK construction sector, according to a study by financial services provider Bibby Financial Services (BFS) and industry experts, The Vinden Partnership (TVP). Findings of the Subcontracting Growth 2018 research, undertaken in the aftermath of the collapse of Carillion, reveal that three-fifths of subcontractors (60%)…

The Services sector continues to show signs of improvement in business confidence according to the latest results (Q1 2018) from the UK’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), the quarterly barometer from the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). The 1.5-point increase in Services sees the index close at 54.6, a 0.3 percent climb on Q4 2017.…

A new joint report published by Cranfield School of Management and Dun & Bradstreet has found that risk in supply chain differs by industry sectors. The report has investigated the level of supply chain risk faced by European companies with international supplier relationships. The report used four key metrics – supplier criticality, supplier financial risk,…

A five-year study by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) of the use and application of credit in driving the UK economy suggests credit managers are more confident today than in previous years, despite ongoing uncertainties over the economy and Brexit. The Changing Fortunes of credit and the UK Economy 2011-2016 report shows the Credit…

Following the recent increase in company voluntary agreements (CVAs), the British Property Federation (BPF) has called on the government to conduct an urgent review. The BPF believes the process is now being misused, saying that this risks undermining the UK’s global reputation and deterring much-needed investment into town and city centres, at a time when it…

The total value of UK business judgments rose sharply by 25 percent during the first quarter of the year, according to figures released by TrustOnline.The figures also show that the total number of judgments against businesses was up 8 percent on the same quarter in 2017. Over the same period the number of online searches…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 09155717 LTD 1313 BATH LTD 2391 ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD 404 ENTERPRISES LTD A MORREY DISTRIBUTION LTD A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD A STUDIO LTD ABER HOUSE LTD ABSOLUTE WAREHOUSE SOLUTIONS LTD AC BOLTING AND TESTING LTD ACCESS SECURE SCAFFOLDING…

The number of debt decrees registered against Scottish companies sharply rose during the first quarter of 2018, according to latest figures released by Registry Trust. There were 750 decrees issued against all businesses in Scotland during Q1 2018, four percent more than during the same period of the previous year. A massive 39 percent rise in…

The total value of adverse county court judgments (CCJs) recorded in England and Wales rose sharply during the first quarter of the year, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. Rising seven percent compared to Q1 2017, this bucked a four-year trend where the number of CCJs issued had fallen year-on-year. However, an unusual…

The HMRC has increased its spend on private sector debt collectors by 62% in the last year to £39m in 2017, up from £24m in 2016, says UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group. UHY Hacker Young says that the steep rise in spending on private sector debt collectors could suggest that HMRC may be…

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