One in five UK businesses are financially stressed, with more than 1,000 companies in situations of acute distress, according to new research from KPMG. KPMG’s Restructuring practice analysed the filings of all UK businesses with revenues in excess of £10m over a five year period to the end of 2018 – a population which grew…

The number of UK retailers entering administration in 2019 was 124 compared to 125 in 2018, a marginal decrease of 1%, according to Deloitte’s latest insolvency figures. This came despite December seeing a significant year-on-year increase in retail administrations with 11 taking place in December 2019, compared to seven in 2018 – a 57% surge.…

New research published by digital business banking platform,  Tide has revealed that SMEs across the country are chasing more than £50 billion worth of late payments. Tide surveyed 1,000 CEOs, founders directors and senior management staff at SMEs in December to analyse their use of time during their working day. The study found that the…

In December, the following administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 151617 LTD ACEGOLD LTD ACORN SCAFFOLDING (YORKSHIRE) LTD ACTIVE SECURITIES LTD ADDITION MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES U.K. LTD AG RETAIL CARDS LTD AKAAL CONSTRUCTION LTD ALEXANDER WADDINGTON LTD ALPINE WINDOW AND DOOR SYSTEMS LTD AMG ELECTRONICS LTD AQUAFLAME…

In December, Winding Up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 1ST PLATINUM INVESTMENTS LTD 78 MCT LTD ABFIT LTD ABR RESCUE LTD ABSOLUTE CONTRACT CLEANERS LTD ACE BUILDINGS AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES LTD ACORN EAST ANGLIA LTD ACTWELL INC LTD ADEPT FULFILMENT LTD ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION AND MASONRY…

Insolvencies in the UK steel sector are forecast to rise by 5% in 2020, according to a report from trade credit insurer Atradius. The Atradius annual Market Monitor on the steel sector highlights ongoing challenges for the UK steel industry, which are driving a deterioration in profit margins. Energy costs for British steel producers –…

UK hotel insolvencies hit a five-year high last year, rising by 60% to 144* (year to September 30 2019) from 90 the year before, according to research by UHY Hacker Young The rise in insolvencies is driven in part by a slowing UK economy, which has caused businesses to cut back on conferences and ‘away…

Kier Construction has been reinstated to the Prompt Payment Code following a sustained period of improvement in its payment practices governed by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). The reinstatement follows the implementation of its action plan, which was approved by the CICM and focuses on supplier engagement & compliance, process simplification, guidance &…

Around one in three (33.8%) Scottish-registered companies had a higher than usual risk of insolvency in December, according to new research from insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Scotland. The equivalent figure for the UK overall is higher, at over two in five (41.1%), while the South East of England is the region with…

Duncan Swift, President of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 has responded to the Queen’s Speech Swift said “We hope the Government does not miss the opportunity to make progress with much-needed – and long-awaited – corporate insolvency and restructuring reforms. They don’t appear to have been included in any of the planned bills, and…

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