Mixed signals on UK business borrowing and investment
The latest figures from UK Finance on business finance and from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on investment have left pundits wondering where […]
Late payments – a challenge for strong and weak businesses alike
Late payments, especially by large businesses delaying settlements to smaller ones, have been a bone of commercial contention for decades. Beyond the devastation it causes […]
Opus rescues Valeside Catering after its failed acquisition
Successful catering business with health revenue Valeside Catering Contracts Limited, a business incorporated in 2002 had been a successful husband and wife catering company, servicing […]
Why a company’s credit rating can be its most vital asset
Having a poor credit score is a current concern for many businesses and in some industries, a potentially fatal one. If a company is deemed […]
UK Zombie companies – how serious is the problem?
Whilst many know what Zombie companies are, how they are created and why they are a problem for both the economy generally and can be […]
Global Insolvency Pandemic trends – why is the UK an outlier?
As the Coronavirus outbreak morphed into a once-in-a-century pandemic in early 2020, governments all round the world started to pour unprecedented sums into their economies […]
Supporting staff through the cost of living crisis
The pandemic brought huge disruption to businesses of all shapes and sizes; over the least two years, their staff have had to endure once-in-a-career disruption […]
Is inflation the last straw for the food & beverage sector?
We reported in detail on the finances and risks in the food and beverage sector in early December 2021, just as the Omicron variant was […]
Mini-umbrella company (MUC) fraud . . . HMRC are on the case
Many businesses use temporary labour from specialist labour supply companies, whether they are in agriculture, food processing, construction, healthcare or other sectors. Statistics from the […]
Rent arrears remedies will be available again to unpaid landlords
Of all the many restrictions placed on creditors to protect businesses during the pandemic, none have been as long lasting or wide ranging as those, […]