The Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA), which represents all the major civil enforcement agencies along with a number of independents, is to host a major conference this September 20th at One Great George Street in Westminster. The one-day event will include a conference and exhibition and will be free to delegates drawn primarily from local authorities. …

The slowest-paying local councils took on average 38 days to pay their suppliers last year, says new research by the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), the body representing the Invoice finance and asset based lending industry in the UK and Ireland. Payment times to suppliers by local councils have remained persistently high in the past…

Winding up Petitions have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 4FRONT CLEANING LTD ‎A & D HOMES LTD A & R HEATING & PLUMBING LTD A M GAS SERVICES AARON WEBSTER LTD ABSOLUTE HOME TEXTILES LTD ACTIONWAY LTD AE SYSTEMS LTD ‎AERIAL CREATIONS LTD ‎AGILE CONVEYANCING SEARCHES LTD ‎AGP STEEL…

Small businesses chasing payment for overdue invoices achieve significantly better results by sending solicitor’s letters, known as a letter before action (LBA), according to new research from fintech firm Ormsby Street. Two-thirds of LBAs sent will result in a small business being paid within seven days, while two-thirds of overdue invoices will remain unpaid after one…

In 2016, insurance company Zurich found that more than 53% of Britain’s small and medium sized businesses (SME) have issues with late payments with 41% of those experiencing serious cash flow problems as a result. According to Zurich’s SME risk index, £225bn is owned in late payments to British SMEs and two-thirds of UK SMEs agree that…

Winding up Petitions have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: ‎ADVANCED WATER AND WASTE LTD ‎AGENCY MOBILE (LONDON) LTD ALBUMCARDS LTD ‎APEX STRUCTURES LTD ‎APPLE SERVICES LTD ‎ARMS SECURITY LTD ‎ART REVIEW LTD ASTRO DEVELOPMENTS LTD BARCAM FACADES LTD ‎BENTON PLANT LTD ‎BRIGHTFIRE CONSTRUCTION GROUP LTD ‎BRITANNIA SECURITY & MAINTENANCE…

​​​Almost half of the UK’s small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are being paid late, according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the company behind Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit in the UK. The average late payment debt now stands at £32,185 which equates to a substantial £26.3 billion total across the 47 per…

Marston Holdings (Marston) has appointed Gordon Hurst as Group Chairman. Hurst joined Capita as Financial Controller in 1988 when Capita was a management consultancy company with a turnover of £2million. He became Group Finance Director in 1996 and was a key member of the senior team that grew Capita into a FTSE 60 business with £4.3 billion…

Court Enforcement Services have appointed Joe Chapman as Enforcement Manager.  Chapman joins Court Enforcement Services from Marston. For the last 6 years, he worked as one of their on-street audit and fraud investigators. Chapman is also a certificated Enforcement Agent with a wealth of on-street experience. Chapman will report directly to Daron Robinson, Operations Director. Robinson…

The number of debt judgments against businesses in England and Wales in the third quarter of 2016 fell for the seventh consecutive year, according to figures released by Registry Trust. Registry Trust is the non-profit organisation which collects judgment information from jurisdictions across the British Isles and Ireland. In England and Wales, it operates the…