Research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that late customer payments are costing the UK economy £2.5billion a year, and are leading to 50,000 SME closures annually. Aamar Aslam, CEO of alternative lending firm Funding Invoice has commented on the news, urging the government to appoint the long-awaited Small Business Commissioner, promised…

 Duff & Phelps has announced that Phil Dakin is joining the firm’s Restructuring Advisory practice as a Managing Director in its London office. Dakin brings more than 15 years’ experience in the corporate restructuring and insolvency sector, having advised companies on procedures including independent business reviews, operational and financial restructuring, and formal insolvency appointments. Dakin…

Supermarket giant Tesco has the worst payment performance amongst a list of the UK’s best-known retailers, taking an average of 105 days beyond terms to pay its suppliers. Iceland and Debenhams were the next two retailers on the list, taking an average of 75 days and 73 days beyond terms respectively to pay their suppliers.…

 Jim Tucker and Richard Beard of KPMG LLP were appointed joint administrators of American Apparel (UK) Ltd and American Apparel (Carnaby) Ltd   The companies run the UK retail and wholesale operations of the US branded high street fashion retailer American Apparel. The UK business trades from 13 stores. American Apparel’s brand and US business is…

The number of business closures have risen since the Brexit vote, according to Quarter 3 insolvency statistics released by the HMRC. Business insolvencies are up by 2.2% and voluntary liquidations are up by 5.5%,. Simon Underwood, partner and business recovery specialist at Menzies said “Currency fluctuations and the challenging UK financial market have left many…

Three-in-four UK businesses (74%) say they have yet to feel any financial impact – positive or negative – from the 23rd of June vote to leave the EU, according to new research by the insolvency and restructuring trade body, R3. However, 16% of all businesses, equivalent to 283,000 businesses, say the vote has already had…

The number of debt judgments against businesses in England and Wales in the third quarter of 2016 fell for the seventh consecutive year, according to figures released by Registry Trust. Registry Trust is the non-profit organisation which collects judgment information from jurisdictions across the British Isles and Ireland. In England and Wales, it operates the…

The Chartered Institute of Credit Managers (CICM) has issued a warning following publication of responses to the Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework. The publication has prompted fears from the credit community that failing businesses may now be disproportionately protected at the expense of their creditors. Philip King, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit…

Petitions have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette on the following: 09247972 LIMITED 2012 ADVOCATES LIMITED 21ST CENTURY CONSTRUCTION LIMITED A & D ROBINSON INVESTMENTS LIMITED ‎A & S GLAZING SERVICES LIMITED A.C.E.E.I LTD A.M. CONTRACTORS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LIMITED ‎AARON ENGINEERING LIMITED ‎AB SOUTH CONSTRUCTION LTD ABBEYLANDS TRANSPORT LIMITED ABBFAB ENGINEERING LIMITED ACCOUNTING…

Appointment of Administrators Notices – October 2016 Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette  for the following companies: 3 C’S LOGISTICS LIMITED AFOD LIMITED AIC STEEL LIMITED AKULA FURNITURE LIMITED AMF SYSTEMS LTD ANDEVA UNDERWRITING AGENCY LIMITED ANDREW PAGE LIMITED ASCOT CABLE LTD ATRUL REALISATIONS LIMITED ‎AUM CARE LIMITED BANK CHARGE REFUNDS LIMITED…