Business CCJs rise 70% over the year

County Court Judgments (CCJs) against businesses in England and Wales rose by 70 percent in Q3 2021, compared to the same quarter in 2020, according to figures released by Registry Trust. The number of business CCJs increased from 15,970 in Q3 2020 to 27,073 in Q3 2021. The total value of CCJ debt owed by…

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Debt Judgments against Northern Irish businesses rise

20th October 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

The number of debt judgments registered against Northern Ireland businesses rose, from 73 to 117 according to new Registry Trust data, Debt judgments increased by 60 percent over the period. The total value of judgments against Northern Ireland businesses rose by much less, 21 percent, from £457,243 to £554,524. As a result, the average value…

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Registered debt against Scottish businesses remains unchanged

The number of decrees and total amount of debt registered against Scottish businesses was almost unchanged, at 523 compared to 525 in Q3 2020 according to latest figures by the Registry Trust. The total value rose by one quarter, from £2 million to £2.5 million. As a result, the average value rose by 26 percent,…

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Judgments against Irish businesses rise significantly

The number and total value of judgments registered against  Irish businesses rose significantly in the last quarter according to new analysis by The registrar Irish Judgments. The number of judgments registered was up by three quarters, from 78 in Q3 2020 to 137 in Q3 2021. The total value owed in Q3 2021 was €3.7…

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Proportion of small businesses predicting closure hits record low

Transport disruption, labour shortages and fears of a winter fuel crisis have failed to dent resurgent small business confidence for the three months to Christmas. After a significant bounce-back in the spring, small business growth forecasts have hardly changed over the last nine months, with 35% of business owners predicting growth for the next three…

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Business insolvencies rose in September

18th October 2021 Business | #business insolvencies

The number of businesses in England and Wales that failed last month was the largest since the pandemic began, with Insolvency Service data showing that 1,446 company insolvencies were logged in September.  Business insolvencies increased by 7.2% in September 2021 compared to August’s figure of 1,349, and increased by 55.8% compared to September 2020’s figure…

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Scottish business insolvency figures increase by 63%

18th October 2021 Business |

Latest figures released by Accountant in Bankruptcy (AIB) have indicated that Scottish business insolvencies rose by 63% in September 2021. In September 2021 there were 70 company insolvencies registered in Scotland, 63% higher than in September 2020 but 8% lower than in September 2019. This was comprised of eight compulsory liquidations, 52 CVLs and 10…

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Supply chain issues and rising costs drive listed companies profit warnings

18th October 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

The number of profit warnings issued by UK listed companies rose to 51 in the third quarter of the year, up 19 from Q2 2021, as threats to growth and profitability increased, according to EY-Parthenon’s latest Profit Warnings report. The report reveals that whilst a post-pandemic demand surge boosted sales for many businesses over the…

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Seven in ten SMEs would rather lose revenue than have awkward money conversations

New research from, fintech in account-to-account payments, GoCardless has revealed that the stigma attached to talking about money has left British small businesses vastly under- and unpaid. The findings indicate 29% of SME leaders feel uncomfortable asking customers for payment and nearly three-quarters (73%) are willing to forgo up to 10% of their annual turnover…

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Construction insolvencies could rise by 25% in the next six months

14th October 2021 Business | #construction insolvencies

Insolvencies in the construction sector could rise as much as 25% in the next six months despite a rebound in orders according to trade credit insurer Atradius. The report found that he sector contracted by 14% in 2020, UK construction output is forecast to rebound by almost 15% in 2021 and grow by more than…

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84% of small businesses suffer from late payments

Late payments are threatening the survival of small businesses across the UK, according to findings from new QR-code payment and invoicing app, Tomato pay. The research has found that 84% of small businesses suffer from late payments. One in eight (12%) wait more than 60 days on average for an invoice to be paid, while…

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Asset finance market grew by 6% in August

12th October 2021 Asset Finance |

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 6% in August 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In the eight months to August 2021, new business was 22% higher than in the same period in 2020. The…

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UK business failures predicted to increase by 32% by end of the year

The UK is set for a significant rise in business failures as firms readjust to life without government Covid-19 pandemic support measures, according to trade credit insurance firm, Euler Hermes. The underwriter forecasts that, compared to pre-Covid levels, UK insolvencies could increase by a total of +32% by the end of 2022, with more than…

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