Latest figures from the Insolvency Service have indicated that business insolvencies increased by 22.9% to 1,348 in August 2021 compared to July’s figure of 1,097, and increased by 71.1% compared to August 2020’s figure of 788. In August 2021 there were 1,256 Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidations (CVLs), which is the highest level seen in the series…

As many as 15% of the UK’s SMEs are rated ‘fragile’ and risk insolvency during the next four years as Covid-19 state support schemes are withdrawn, according to research by Euler Hermes. State support softened the blow of the Covid-19 shock in 2020, reducing the number of fragile SMEs by more than 8,000 in Germany,…

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…

Business advisory firm Quantuma has announced it is growing its international footprint further as it opens an office in Dubai. Led by Managing dDrector Yaser Dajani, the office is the firm’s fourth international location – including Cyprus, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius – and 23rd office site globally, with 18 established across the UK since…

Research by Mazars has revealed that banks have written off £99 million in loans to restaurants and hotels in the past year, up from £60 million a year earlier. The research indicates that Banks are increasingly writing unpaid loan repayments off as bad debts with a 65 per cent increase in write-offs of loans to…

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…

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