News & Advice

We post regularly in our news and insight section covering all divisions within the Group. This includes articles on our markets and the markets we work in as well as our people and services.

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?

May 27, 2022

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

May 13, 2022

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, […]

The dividend ‘dilemma’: How to protect yourself and your business

It is common practice for director/shareholders of owner-managed businesses to take remuneration by way of a low basic salary paid through PAYE, with the remainder […]

Opus kicks off new year with Adrian Chambers joining as Partner

2022 will be a year of renewed optimism for many business owners as they hope to put the pandemic well and truly behind them and […]

Is your business ready for 2022

January 6, 2022

We start the year off with a few helpful hints to ensure your business is in the best shape for whatever 2022 throws at the […]

Living with rising costs in an inflationary world

December 16, 2021

Consumer price inflation hit 4.2% in October, its highest level for a decade, and will go higher as we head in 2022. For pandemic-pressed businesses, […]