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What does a new Labour government mean for business?

July 18, 2024

Thursday, July 4, 2024, was not just another Independence Day for the US; it marked the end of one political era and the beginning of […]

What happens if I consult an Insolvency Practitioner?

There are so many misconceptions about talking to IPs about a business’s problems that it’s hard to know where to start with de-mystifying the process. […]

Why do insolvency regimes differ so much around the world?

Trade has grown increasingly global in recent decades, generating greater volumes of cross-border issues. Some of these inevitably need resolving through some form of restructuring […]

July 2024 economic and business overview

More mixed news on the economy amid the chaos of the election campaign As during any election campaign, it’s usually best to avoid all media […]

How are the latest business rates & minimum wage rises affecting the hospitality sector?

The embattled hospitality sector has another front to fight on. This week has seen media headlines about pub closures rapidly increasing by 51% in Q1 […]

Staffing issues still holding back UK hospitality

The UK hospitality industry faces many challenges, not least its steadily deteriorating finances as detailed in our recent sector report. Among the most intractable are […]

June 2024 economic and business overview

Economic signals are still mixed but positive overall With the release of many more positive economic announcements in recent weeks, has the UK economy finally […]

The rise of multi-purpose restructuring

The development of cross-border restructuring We are nearing the end of the third decade since cross-border recognition of insolvency proceedings was codified through the UNCITRAL […]

Inventory issues in the retail sector

Getting inventory levels wrong can easily happen within the retail industry, but it can be very damaging. Too little inventory and stockouts mean lost revenue […]

UK retail in 2024: What differentiates the successes and failures?

For the overwhelming majority of retailers, the festive season is make or break. Christmas and New Year 2024 may have delivered surprisingly buoyant top-line revenues, […]