West Kent and Ashford College (WKAC) is set to enter education administration under the insolvency regime created by the Technical and Further Education Act 2017. WKAC bosses have filed a request to also be placed into education administration after the FE Commissioner recently recommended East Kent College Group should take on its provision and facilities…

Three directors who dishonestly secured credit by causing their companies to submit false invoices to factoring companies have been banned for a total of 29 years. Deborah Fisher of Spalding, Lincolnshire was the director of NJ Transport Limited, a haulier based in Weston Hills. Over two years between January 2016 and March 2018 she caused…

Build UK, a representative organisation for the UK construction industry says that its members are continuing to improve their payment performance based on data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance. Build UK began publishing this information just 12 months ago, ahead of the Cabinet Office confirming its intention to take account of payment…

An investigation by the real estate adviser Altus Group reveals that, during the last financial year of 2018/19, 190,000 non domestic premises such as pubs, shops, restaurants and offices in England were hauled before a Magistrate for non-payment of their business rates fuelling claims that the system is seen to be criminalising firms struggling to…

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is urging Boris Johnson’s new government to help businesses by dealing with challenges flagged up in its latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor™ (BCM). One of the most widespread issues found in the report is the rising proportion of businesses which report late payment as an…

Smart infrastructure solutions company, Costain has been reinstated to the live Prompt Payment Code list. The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) has acknowledged the group’s real and fast progress to ensure its suppliers are paid in line with the requirements of the code. In a press announcment, Cosatain said “Costain was an early signatory…

The Insolvency Service has reported that it has returned £61.3 million to creditors, up from the £55.3 million last year according to the results as part of its annual report (2018 to 2019). Sarah Albon Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service said “I’m happy to report on another solid year of delivery by the Insolvency…

The government has announced that it will become compulsory for High Court Enforcement Agents and certificated enforcement agents to wear body-worn cameras. The Government says that while the vast majority act professionally and within the rules, there are concerns that some bailiffs continue to employ intimidating tactics that put both themselves and often vulnerable consumers…

Latest figures released by Registry Trust show that the number of decrees against Scottish businesses dropped by 28 percent in the first six months of 2019 (compared to HY1 2018 figures) – totalling 1,140, the lowest of any first half-year on record. The total value of decrees against businesses in the first half of the…

The government has launched a call for evidence and is seeking views on the impact of the regulatory objectives introduced for the insolvency profession in 2015. Stakeholders are also being asked to assess whether there would be potential benefits in making changes to the current system, including establishing a single regulator for insolvency practitioners. Responses…

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