Value of business loans written off by banks almost doubles

The value of UK business loans written off by banks nearly doubled in the last quarter of 2021, rising 87% from £190 million in the third quarter to £356 million in the fourth quarter according to research by debt advisory specialists ACP Altenburg Advisory. Altenburg explains that write-offs of loans have been subdued throughout the…

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Significant rise in Business CCJs

New figures from the Registry Trust have revealed a significant rise in business County Court Judgments (CCJs)in UK & Ireland, for Quarter 1 (Q1).  The figures revealed that there were 230,239 new monetary judgements processed overall in Q1 2022, which is a 10% decrease compared to the Q1 2021 total of 256,404. However, there was…

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Public Accounts Committee not confident in HMRC’s ability to recover tax debts

The government must do more to recover taxes that went unpaid during the pandemic, a group of MPs has said. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the nature and scale of tax debt creating an enormous task for HMRC to bring tax debt back from the current mountain of £39…

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Law to resolve remaining Covid 19 commercial rent debts launches

Business Minister Paul Scully has announced the launch of a new law to help resolve remaining commercial rent debts accrued because of the pandemic. The ‘Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022’ received Royal Assent means that a legally binding arbitration process will be available for eligible commercial landlords and tenants who have not already reached an…

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Debt recovery company sees 40% rise in demand for legal services

Credit management and debt recovery company Credit Style says demand for legal services has increased sharply over the past 12 months and is showing no sign of slowing down. The company says that the average number of legal actions they have commenced on behalf of clients has grown significantly from just over 13,000 cases to…

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Business CCJs rise by 13%

County Court Judgments (CCJs) against businesses in England and Wales rose by 13 percent in 2021, compared to 2020, according to the latest figures released by Registry Trust. The number of business CCJs increased from 77,134 in 2020 to 87,441 in 2021. The total value of CCJ debt owed by businesses rose by 12 percent,…

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Scottish business decrees fall by 13%

The number of decrees and total amount of debt registered against Scottish businesses in 2021 declined when compared to 2020, according to figures released by the Registry Trust. The number of decrees against incorporated businesses also fell, by 13 percent, from 1,687 to 1,472. The total value saw even larger falls, down 21 percent, from…

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Northern Irish debt judgments against businesses and consumers show slight rise

The number of debt judgments registered against Northern Ireland consumers in 2021 was 3,263, a small rise of two percent from the 3,207 in 2020, according to latest figures released by the Registry Trust. The Registry Trust says it is worth noting that numbers are still well below the highs seen before Covid struck. The…

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Scottish business insolvencies double

20th December 2021 Business | #business insolvencies

The number of business insolvencies (liquidations and receiverships) in Scotland doubled in November. In November 2021 there were 104 company insolvencies registered in Scotland, more than twice the number in November 2020 and 18% higher than in November 2019. The insolvencies comprised of 21 compulsory liquidations, 76 CVLs and seven administrations. There were no CVAs…

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£28bn in Covid loans paid out before anti-fraud measures started

3rd December 2021 Alternative Business Lending | #fraud

A report from the National Audit Office (NAO) says the Government only put basic anti-fraud checks on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) for small firms once more than £28 billion had already been paid out. Checks to ensure that a company was not applying for more than one bounce back loan were not put…

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Business insolvencies fell by 3% in October

18th November 2021 Business | #business insolvencies

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service has shown that the number of businesses in England and Wales that business insolvencies fell by 3% in October to a total of 1,405 compared to September’s total of 1,449, and increased by 63.6% compared to October 2020’s figure of 864. The increase in company insolvencies compared to October…

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INSOLVENCY NOTICES: Appointment of Administrators – October 2021

10th November 2021 Business |

In October the following administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: ACCENTHANSEN LTD ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL (3AS) LTD AE AEROSPACE LTD AVPE DURHAM LTD AVRO ENERGY LTD BARLOW’S (PROPERTIES) LTD BBS GRANITE CONCEPTS LTD BISHOPSGATE CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS LTD BLUE MARBLE HOLDINGS LTD CAPITAL DATA MANAGEMENT LTD CAPITAL…

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LIQUIDATION NOTICES: Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – October 2021

10th November 2021 Business |

Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – Appointment of Liquidators notices have been issued in the London Gazette for the following companies in October: (JAS) THE HOUR GLASS LTD 102 COUTURE LTD 1A AUTOSCREENS LTD 1ST CHOICE SKIP & GRAB HIRE LTD 2020 LEISURE LTD 247 GT LTD 29 PRODUCTS LTD 2PLAY INC LTD 360PIC LTD 4.T.W.C. LTD…

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