The Government has announced that a ban on landlords evicting firms for unpaid commercial rent is being extended for another nine months. The ban, which stops landlords from taking tenants to court for non-payment, was due to end on 30th June. The Government says that the extension to the order will give places such as…

The Government has announced the extension of temporary insolvency measures which includes the restrictions on issuing of winding up petitions and statutory demands. The change to the regulations will mean restrictions on statutory demands and winding up petitions will remain for a further three months until 30th September 2021. The measures were introduced in the…

Nearly half of companies have said that they were lucky to have survived 2020 according to new research by Intrum. The research as part of Intrum’s sixth UK edition of the European Payment Report 2021 also found that companies have also taken the opportunity to tighten payment terms and focus on liquidity. However, most businesses…

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service have indicated an 8.8% increase in business insolvencies in England and Wales when compared to April’s figure of 929, and increased by 6.9% compared to May 2020’s figure of 946. The figures show that business insolvencies increased to 1,011 in May 2021 compared to April’s figure of 929, and increased…

Latest figures released by Accountant in Bankruptcy (AIB) have indicated that Scottish business insolvencies rose by 46% in May 2021. The figures show that there were 51 business insolvencies registered in Scotland, this was 46% higher than in May 2020 but 35% lower than in May 2019. This was comprised of eight compulsory liquidations, 37…

Latest statistics from the Insolvency Service have shown that Northern Irish personal and business insolvencies numbers increased in May. In May 2021 there were seven business insolvencies registered in Northern Ireland, 40% higher than in May 2020 but 83% lower than May 2019. This comprised of one compulsory liquidation and six CVLs.. There were no…

New research figures from Mazars show that almost 40,000 businesses were struck off the Companies House register in the first three months of the year, a rise of 743% on Q1 2020. Strike-offs from Companies House increased to 39,601 in the first three months of 2021 compared to just 4,695 in the same period in…

Nearly 1,200 businesses have closed every day in the past six months according to new research by DSA Connect. The company’s analysis of Government data shows 214,930 companies shut down in the six months to 31st March. The last three months of 2020 saw 103,785 firms go out of business and the number closing rose…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 80% in April 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In the first four months of 2021, new business was 15% higher than in the same period in 2020. The…

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