A positive global trend to strengthen corporate balance sheets and reduce gearing is masking a rise in leverage in vulnerable sectors and regions, creating hotspots of increased risk for cross-border trade, according to the world’s leading trade credit insurer Euler Hermes. The findings come as Euler Hermes publishes its latest research on global corporate debt,…

Build UK, a representative organisation for the UK construction industry, has published information on the payment performance of its contractor members using data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance. Identified as a specific action within the recently published Construction Sector Deal, Build UK members have collectively agreed for Build UK to benchmark…

Customer late payment continues to hamper the growth of small subcontractors working in the UK construction sector, according to new research by Bibby Financial Services and the Vinden Partnership. Bibby Financial Services research entitled ‘Subcontracting Growth 2018’, revealed that 60 per cent of subcontractors in the UK had suffered from bad debt in the last 12…

The Insolvency has published the latest business insolvency figures for England and Wales which indicate that total the underlying number of insolvencies decreased in Q2 2018 but was higher than the same quarter in 2017. The Insolvency Service says this was driven by falls in compulsory liquidations, administrations and underlying creditors’ voluntary liquidations.  Corporate insolvencies…

Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) has released its latest official statistics reporting company insolvencies in Scotland for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018-19 and final statistics for the 2017-18 financial year. The results show that the number of corporate insolvencies in Scotland fell by 5% in Q1 2018-19 (April-June 2018) compared with Q4 2017-18 (January-March 2018),…

UK Finance has published its latest business lending figures for June. Key data highlights include: Lending to manufacturers grew by 9.2 per cent in the last 12 months, in contrast to a wider 1.8 per cent contraction overall in UK business borrowing. UK business deposits for non-financial companies grew by 2.3 per cent in the…

Almost nine in 10 local authorities are not monitoring their supply chain and therefore ensuring getting paid within 30-days, breaching Whitehall regulations to ensure prompt payment. The research has revealed the minimal effort that local authorities have focused on prompt payment. The research by construction trade body, the Electrical Contractors Association and Building Services Association (BESA), obtained…

The number of failures of UK companies has risen 30.0% to 4,827 in the second quarter of the year, compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures from Creditsafe’s Watchdog Report. The quarterly Watchdog report, which analyses financial data across 12* UK business sectors, showed that high profile high street…

Small businesses across the UK are still chasing £14.9 billion in late payments resulting from goods and services they have provided, according to new research by Liberis. The study claimed that on average respondents were owed £11,000, which extrapolated to £14.9 billion across the UK’s 5.7 million small firms. The survey found that the amount…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: (EN) 10 (GLOBAL) LTD 1PK LTD 24/7 RESCUE AND RECOVERY UK LTD 3B VISION LTD 3G TOOLING LTD A.S.T. DEVELOPMENTS LTD A1 DEMOLITION LTD A1 HARPREET CONSTRUCTION LTD ABC EVENTS (SCOTLAND) LTD ACCESS SECURE SCAFFOLDING LTD ACM FACILITIES…