New data released by Creditsafe, examining the rate of company failures across 12 UK business sectors has revealed that over a third (33.4%) of companies in the Hospitality sector failed in Q3 2018. Across the Hospitality industry – inclusive of hotels, restaurants and bars – there were 591 company failures, compared to 330 in the…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: ACKRILL NEWSPAPERS LTD ADD PRECISION LTD AIR TRAMPOLINE (CARDIFF) LTD AIR TRAMPOLINE (SWANSEA) LTD AJ WAY LTD ALFA ENGINEERING GROUP LTD ANGLIA NEWSPAPERS LTD ASPIRE CRAFTS LTD ATKINSON PRECISION LTD ATLAS BUSINESS INTERIORS LTD AUTILLA LTD BANDERA LTD BENITA FOOD LTD…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 0161 LETTINGS AND MANAGEMENT LTD 1ST PLATINUM INVESTMENTS LTD 2M PRINT LTD 2W CONSTRUCTION LTD 360 BUSINESS PARTNERS LLP 3B LOGISTICS LTD 3RD LEG LTD 404 ENTERPRISES LTD 44 LONDON LTD 777 FOODS LTD 7HILLS MECHANICAL LTD A…

The Government should introduce a tougher regime to tackle larger companies who treat small businesses ‘disgracefully’ by enforcing long payment terms or paying their suppliers late, says the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee in a report published today. The Small businesses and productivity report says that for a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) to succeed…

Small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with a turnover between £6.5 million and £10 million and a balance sheet up to £7.5 million will soon be able to have their banking and finance disputes reviewed and redressed through alternative dispute resolution arrangements, following the creation of a specialist ombudsman service with the expertise and powers…

Debt charity, Business Debtline, has called for further action to support small business owners and self-employed people affected by late payments, where businesses are uncertain when the money they have earned will be paid. In its response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s call for evidence on tackling late payments, the charity…

The average small business is owed £24,841 in late payments according to research by accounting software provider Xero.On any given day, 78% of businesses are owed money outside of agreed payment terms. The research was based on data taken from two million invoices issued by Xero’s UK small business subscriber base which showed that in…

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has announced a call for evidence to review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms. The call for evidence asks about people’s experiences of the 2014 reforms which regulate how enforcement agents (bailiffs) operate and to end what it calls intimidating practices and to better protect vulnerable people. The consultation has been…

Mid-size and Northern companies have the highest insolvency risk according to analysis from new statistics published by the Government. R3 has reviewed the number of England & Wales corporate insolvencies in 2017, broken down by company age, size and location. The research has found that: Enterprises aged 4-9 years old, or with turnover of £0.5-1m,…

Judgments against businesses in England and Wales jumped nearly a third during the third quarter of 2018, compared with the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. During Q3 2018, there were 32,629 CCJs against businesses in England and Wales, 32 percent more than in Q3 2017. The total…

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