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 […]

The current finance landscape for businesses emerging from the pandemic

Whether you are a small to medium sized enterprise or a larger corporate entity, the last 2 years have been challenging for everyone with some […]

Scottish Business – State of the Nation Post Pandemic

The furlough scheme ended in September 2021 and from then on, creditors were once more able to issue Winding Up Petitions to recover outstanding debts. […]

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 […]

April Fool’s Day – and sadly, this is not a wind up

The end of the ban on Winding Up Petitions One of the key measures in the government’s attempt to protect businesses badly affected by 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, […]

Credit risk management post-pandemic – Part 2

The Covid crisis has taken many accepted truths and thrown them up in the air, like a confetti of commercial confusion. In our first article […]

Credit risk management post-pandemic – Part 1

Credit risk disciplines The Coronavirus crisis has not so much moved the goal posts for credit management professionals as relocated the game to another stadium […]

Has the return of Crown Preference killed off the CVA?

The Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) has long been a useful weapon in the armoury of business rescue experts, with an infinite flexibility designed to allow […]