UK firms feeling the pressure

Data from PwC show the number of UK firms filing for insolvency in the first quarter was broadly similar to the same period in 2021. However, the analysts show that when the smallest firms and companies that were liquidated when solvent are stripped out, the figures show those filing while insolvent more than doubled in…

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Seven in ten small businesses predict significant growth in the next three-months

Seven in ten small businesses (70%) that predict significant growth in the next three-month say they will have to put plans on hold if they were unable to secure finance. Access to finance and borrowing is also urgently needed by small businesses most affected by COVID – those that either had to close or repurpose…

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Report paints mixed picture across industries as business insolvencies double

Close to half of small firms do not expect to grow over the coming year amid a cost-of-doing-business crisis and widening sectoral optimism gap, according to the latest SBI from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).   The headline SBI UK confidence reading stands at +15.3 for Q1 2022, meaning more small business owners expect an…

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