New measures to end the problem of late payments to small businesses by large companies who abuse their position in the market have been unveiled by the Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst as she launches a call for evidence. Nearly a quarter of UK businesses report that late payments are a threat to their survival.…

The late payment crisis is getting so bad for UK small businesses that 17% of business owners say they are forgoing paying themselves a wage so they can pay their staff on time. This rises to 27% of small businesses that say they are already struggling to survive. New research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance…

Over 2,700 construction firms enter insolvency in the last year – 6% rise following Carillion liquidation according to market analysis by Moore Stephens. 2,764 construction firms entered insolvency in 2017/1, jumping 6% in just a year from 2,608 in 2016/17. The significant rise in insolvencies follows Carillion’s liquidation in January 2018, which caused knock-on effects…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 365 CATERING LTD A & E CIVIL ENGINEERING LTD A D TOOL HIRE LTD A L C (MIDLANDS) LTD A PRITCHARD LTD ACE BODYSHOP LTD ACHOM AND PARTNERS LTD AD2ONE LTD ADELAAR LTD AELLA LTD AFA PRESS UK…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: ACTION SPORTS MEDIA LTD AEGIS DATA PROPERTIES LTD AMEY BIRMINGHAM HIGHWAYS HOLDINGS LTD ARMATUS RISKS HOLDINGS LTD ARTIES MILL LTD AVANTI JEWELLERY LTD AZZURRI HOLYWOOD LTD BEDARO LTD BERTINALEY CARE LTD BESTIVAL GROUP LTD BESTIVAL LTD BLAIR INSTALLATIONS LTD BMAC FOOD…

The Government’s Business Secretary Greg Clark’s has made an announcement on a package of measures to safeguard small firms from late payments. Reacting to the news Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said “Late payment is the biggest challenge affecting small businesses and it is good to see the Government getting serious about…

Enforcement specialist JBW have announced have acquired Phoenix Commercial. The agreement will create the UK’s second largest enforcement company. The deal follows an acquisition of the shares in Phoenix by JBW, with funding provided by OUTSOURCING Inc OUTSOURCING Inc. is a Japanese listed company with headquarters in Tokyo and has expanded its operations internationally in Asia,…

The winners of the second annual  2018 Credit & Collections Technology Awards have been revealed. There were sixteen winners from the eighteen Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Credit, Collections, Credit & Collections services and Innovation. The awards ceremony was held at Credit Services Association’s (CSA) annual Gala dinner at the…

The winners of the second annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards were announced last night at the Credit Services Associations’s annual Gala dinner at the Crown Plaza in Stratford-upon-Avon. Eighteen winners from the Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Credit, Collections, Credit & Collections services and Innovation were revealed. Stay tuned…

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has announced it has had to suspend its Transforming Compliance and Enforcement Programme (TCEP) enforcing court orders and collecting historic criminal debt will continue unchanged after further upgrades to the service, including systems and technology, were put on hold. The plans are no longer affordable within the Ministry of Justice’s…

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