Bailiffs are still not being held to account and will continue to inflict stress, anxiety and further financial hardship until the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) introduces independent regulation according to research by debt charities. The 11 debt and mental health organisations that make up the ‘Taking Control’ campaign on bailiff reform are calling on the…

The number of restaurants in Scotland going insolvent last year increased by 86.3% according to new analysis of the sector by accountants and business advisers firm French Duncan. The firm has analysed official Insolvency Service statistics and found that annual restaurant failures increased from 73 in 2017 to 136 in 2018 which is equivalent to…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 247 LOGISTICS LTD 2M PRINT LTD 4SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT UK LTD 7DIGITAL TRADING LTD 88 75 LTD A D REMOVALS (WIGAN) LTD A. LYTHE BUTCHERS LTD ABBEY CONSTRUCTION DESIGN & BUILD LTD ABC LEGAL LTD ACCESS CORPORATE LTD…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 6TH GEAR EXPERIENCE LTD AL UMMAH LTD ALUMINIUM R.W. SUPPLIES LTD AMSPHERE LTD APPLE PANELS LTD APPLEGARTH DENE LTD ARDOR BIOMASS LTD ARDOR ENERGY HOLDINGS LTD ARJO WIGGINS FINE PAPERS LTD ARJOBEX LTD ARJOWIGGINS CHARTHAM LTD ARJOWIGGINS SOURCING LTD AW UK…

The number and total value of small claims judgments in Northern Ireland dropped in 2018 compared to the previous year, but still show a marked increase on 2016’s record lows. There were 8,021 small claims judgments in 2018, eight percent fewer than in the previous year. The total value dropped by 13 percent to £17.1million,…

The total number of judgments in 2018 against Irish businesses is at a record low, with business debt down 15 percent on last year. For the seventh consecutive year, the number of business judgments issued declined; 575 judgments were registered in 2018, a record low. Compared to 2017, the total value of business judgments fell…

The total value of decrees against Scottish businesses rose in 2018 compared to the previous year. But the total value of decrees against companies – the generally larger incorporated businesses – dropped to the lowest annual figure on record, according to figures released by Registry Trust. There were 3,057 decrees issued against businesses in Scotland during…

The Treasury Committee launches a new inquiry into Business Rates to scrutinise how Government policy has impacted business. The Committee examines how Business Rates policy has changed, including Business Rates retention, alternatives to property-based taxes, such as the proposed digital services tax, and how changes to Business Rates could impact businesses. Commenting on the launch…

The number of businesses in ‘significant’ financial distress now stands at 481,000, leaping by 15,000 during Q4 2018, after a winter of uncertainty, according to the latest Red Flag Alert research from Begbies Traynor. The hardest hit sector was real estate and property, which not only saw a 7% (3,134) increase in the number of…

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service for Northern Ireland show that there were 73 company insolvencies between October and December. 34 were compulsory liquidations while 26 were creditors’ voluntary liquidations. There were also eight administrations and five company voluntary arrangements. That total of 73 was 19.8 percent lower than the same quarter in 2017 and…

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