British businesses buoyed by the UK’s economic recovery have returned £1.3 billion in furlough cash, according to new statistics from the Government. The figures show that firms who have overclaimed or decided they no longer need payments received through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme handed back £300 million in the last three months. In total,…

The Insolvency Service has announced that temporary measures brought in to support businesses from insolvency during the pandemic will be phased out from 1st October. Companies in financial distress as a result of the pandemic have been protected from creditor action since June last year, through the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. This was…

Analysis by Innovate Finance has found that the pandemic had reversed years of growth among alternative lenders and resulted in large banks significantly increasing their market share. The fintech industry body said the emergency Bounce Back Loan Scheme saw £47.3 billion worth of state-backed credit channelled to more than 1.5 million companies. However, because non-bank…

Travel company Tui,  drinks conglomerate Diageo and engine maker Rolls-Royce are among the slowest FTSE 350 listed groups to pay their suppliers, according to new research. A report by Good Business Pays campaign has named and shamed the top 10 slowest payers in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices, using the latest information submitted…

In August the following administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 00510285 REALISATIONS LTD (FORMERLY GISSING & LONSDALE LTD) A.M. FABRICATION (NORTHERN) LTD ABG COURIERS LTD ALL FOUNDATIONS (UK) LTD ALL-COUNTIES SUPPLIES LTD ARTHUR M.GRIFFITHS & SON LTD ASA CRUSHING & SCREENING LTD BERWICK STREET SECURITIES LLP…

In August, Winding Up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: APPLIANCE GROUP LTD ASSOCIATED STONE GROUP LTD BARDA QUCH LTD BDC AGGREGATES LTD BELIZE LTD BENCHMARK DEMOLITION LTD BILLION LENNY EVENTS LTD BLACK DIAMOND BARS LTD BLUE GERANIUM FLORIST LTD D&B KW DEVELOPMENTS LTD EMC ENGINEERING…

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued a formal complaint against KPMG, a former partner and some current and former employees over alleged misconduct. The formal complaint alleges Misconduct against KPMG and several individuals regarding the provision of allegedly false and misleading information and/or documents to the FRC by KPMG in connection with the FRC’s…

A Peterborough-based mechanics and motor parts supplier has been banned for a total of 25 years after the pair provided false documents to secure £176,000 worth of loans. Adam Hughes received a 13-year disqualification order in the High Court before Judge Barber on 20th July 2021. His business partner, Andrew Wood had signed a 12-year…

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