Mazars has announced the appointment of Adam Simpson as partner, who is responsible for the firm’s receivables management team based in Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh. Simpson has worked for Mazars for five years. His role as partner is a promotion and he will also continue his position as director of Mazars Receivables Management covering the…

A significant proportion of small businesses across Britain are preparing to reduce investment and staff costs once business rates rise next month, according to a new survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).  The research finds that more than a third (36%) of small firms expect to see their business rates increase from 1…

The Insolvency’s Service has announced two new additions to it’s senior management team. Alec Pybus joins as Chief Operating Officer responsible for driving business performance across our frontline services, strategic and workforce planning and budget setting. Pybus previously worked as an operations director driving change at the Royal Mail. He replaces Graham Horne who has…

Businesses across England and Wales are grappling with the huge business rates burden ahead of the controversial revaluation in April new research reveals.  An exclusive investigation by CVS Business Rent & Rates Specialists has found nearly 200,000 businesses were hauled before a Magistrate in 2015/16 for non-payment of their business rates fuelling claims the system…

The advantages of the fall in the value of sterling post-Brexit may not be able to overcome the other strong headwinds the sector faces, resulting in 1,800 UK hotel companies having at least a 30% chance of going insolvent within the next three years according to Moore Stephens. While a weaker pound may encourage more…

Business failures across West Dunbartonshire have left a trail of debt. The council has written of £535,646 in unpaid business rates, the total amassed by firms across the area who have either dissolved or gone into liquidation Councillors on West Dunbartonshire Council’s corporate services committee agreed to write off the National Non Domestic Rates (NNDR),…

CVR Global LLP, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Kevin Humphreys as Associate Director. Humphreys is a vastly experienced financial investigator and qualified HM Inspector of Taxes. He joins CVR Global from National Crime Agency (NCA) Economic Crime Command where he was Principal Officer, Financial Investigations. Humphreys will be based in London…

Whitmore Reans Credit Union has announced it has appointed liquidators. In March 2016, the Wolverhampton-based credit union stopped trading after it was unable to repay deposits to its members. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) stepped in to protect the 981 members of the credit union. Whitmore Reans Credit Union has now revealed that on…

FRP Advisory has announced that it has appointed three new partners and seven business restructuring advisers to a new office in Preston David Acland, Steve Williams and Lila Thomas have joined as partners. Acland has 30 years’ experience in restructuring and turnaround and had a 25-year career with Begbies Traynor, becoming regional managing partner based…

The total number and value of debt judgments in Northern Ireland fell to the lowest levels on record during 2016, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. There were 7,144 small claims judgments in 2016, 15 percent fewer than the previous year. The total value also fell 15 percent; the average value remained unchanged…