New research by UHY Hacker Young has shown that the average UK SME does not have enough cash to cover debts due in the next year. UHY’s analysis of the balance sheets of more than 13,500 SMEs in the UK shows that the average SME now has only 95% of the cash (or other easily…

In March the following administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 18 HOSPITALITY LTD 56-58 ESSEX ROAD LTD A.T.B. COMPUTING SERVICES LTD AEGIS WATER TREATMENT LTD AHS COMMERCIAL LTD AIS SECURUS LTD AMIANTO LTD AMTEC LTD AND WORLDWIDE LTD APERTURE TRADING LTD ASSEMBLED ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS LTD ATL…

Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – Appointment of Liquidators notices have been issued in the London Gazette for the following companies in March 10 DEGREES C LTD 100 DG RESTAURANT LTD 101 STUDIO (UK) LTD 1ST EURO FIRE PROTECTION LTD 55 PUB CO LTD 868 LTD 9PERCENT LTD A H CONISBEE & CO LTD A J AGIUS…

In March, Winding Up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 3 THREE’S COFFEE LOUNGE LTD A-TEAM DEMOLITION & WASTE SERVICES LTD A1 GROUP (SOUTH) LIMITED ACE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT LTD ACTIVE REMEDIAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED ADVANCED COATING SOLUTIONS LIMITED ADVENT BUILDING SERVICES LTD AGAR BROWN EVERTON LIMITED AH…

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM says that whilst a spike in corporate insolvencies as great or greater than the levels last seen in 2008 is almost inevitable, the current numbers being mooted represent a major exaggeration. RSM believes there will be an initial flurry of insolvencies, as was seen in 2008, for those businesses…

The Government has announced further measures to support firms impacted by Covid-19, including widening access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and creating a new scheme for larger firms. Launched on 23 March, today the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has been significantly expanded along with changes to the scheme’s features and…

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) Chief Executive has issued a warning that payment holidays could be simply delaying a business’ collapse, following research that found that a third (34%) of credit managers have been asked to renegotiate or ditch existing payment terms The CICM says that payment holidays and time to pay, while easing…

A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found that 62% of businesses have only enough cash to keep operating for the next three months, while 18% said they had sufficient capital to cover their outlay for only a month. The survey found that companies were planning to put large numbers of workers…

The three major credit reference agencies (CRAs), Experian, Equifax and TransUnion have confirmed that consumer credit scores will be protected when people have agreed ‘payment holidays’ in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Payment holidays refer to a pause agreed between an individual and their lender on regular loan payments. Earlier this month…

Restaurant chain Carluccio’s has entered administration. The company has 71 UK restaurants meaning that 2,000 employees at now at risk of losing their jobs. FRP Advisory have been appointed as the administrators. Geoff Rowley, Partner at FRP, said “We are operating in unprecedented times and the issues currently facing the hospitality sector following the onset…

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