Ofgem has announced that  British Gas Business is to pay £9.5 million in redress, following failings in its registrations, complaints handling and billing processes for business customers. British Gas Business implemented a new IT billing system in March 2014 which left tens of thousands of its business customers with delayed and inaccurate bills. Over 6,000…

Analysis from KPMG has shown that 2016 saw the reversal of a six year downward trend in levels of insolvency for British businesses, following an uptick in companies entering into administration in the second half of the year. The numbers, taken from notices in the London Gazette, show that 1,174 companies, or groups of companies, entered…

HMRC recovered an extra £3.17billion in underpaid VAT from large businesses as a result compliance investigations undertaken by the Large Business Directorate over the last year* says Pinsent Masons.  Pinsent Masons says that although this is slightly less than the £3.38billion it collected the previous year, VAT enquiries are by far the highest yielding area…

EFCIS has announced the appointment of  Marc Trathern as it’s new Director of Sales. With 15 years of sales experience working for large corporate entities within various sectors, Trathenr has gained a wealth of knowledge during this time and developed a proven track record of over achievement. Tracthen said “I am very excited and grateful for…

A report coming out later this month will show that nearly four in 10 travel companies are now in ‘significant’ financial distress. Data analysed by insolvency firm Begbies Traynor found 2,679 businesses in the travel sector – thought to be made up of around 7,000 companies – were experiencing significant distress in the last thee…

According to a new report commissioned by Amicus Commercial Finance, well over half (61%) of invoices issued by UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remain unpaid within the debtor day period. Of these, almost three-quarters (70%) of firms say they rely on getting paid during their debtor day period to avoid facing a shortage…

Winding up Petitions have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: A-CLASS GENERAL BUILDERS LTD ‎ABBEYGATE ROOFING LTD ACE AIR CONDITIONING EXPRESS LTD ADMIRAL LAND & ESTATES LTD ‎AEGIS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LTD ALPHA 1 SECURITY SERVICES (G.B) LTD ALPHABET CITY TRADING LTD BRITISH RAILWAYS NORTHAMPTON (L.M.R.) SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB ‎BROMSHIRE…

Graydon  has announced the appointment of Gertjan Kampman as its new Chief Executive Officer as of the 1st of January 2017. Kampman is a senior management member of Atradius, which acquired all shares in Graydon on the 15th of September. He will take over the role of Marcel van Es, who has been responsible for…

​​​Almost half of the UK’s small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are being paid late, according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the company behind Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit in the UK. The average late payment debt now stands at £32,185 which equates to a substantial £26.3 billion total across the 47 per…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has given an update on the post-implementation review of the loan-based and investment-based crowdfunding market. Based on a review of the feedback received, issues seen during the supervision of crowdfunding platforms currently trading and consideration of applications from firms seeking full authorisation, the FCA believes it is appropriate to modify…