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FD scare by Bill McConkey

Opinion

Guest Column: How claims can unsettle your business

Control and mitigation against risk and uncertainty key for insurance FDs

22 Jan 2015

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News

Supermarket price war threatens 100 UK food suppliers, report claims

Research finds UK food retailers experienced ‘significant' financial distress, leaping 58% to 4,552 struggling businesses compared to the same quarter in 2013

19 Jan 2015

News

Directors suspected of wrongdoing in 30% of insolvencies

Company bosses in a third of insolvency cases are referred to the Insolvency Service's Disqualification Unit for unfit conduct, research finds

01 Dec 2014

Feature

Growing pains of economic recovery

Economists are upbeat on UK growth prospects, but a number of caveats puncture the bubble of outright optimism, writes Chris Warmoll

20 Nov 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Fans race to Caterham's rescue

OB enjoyed Caterham's ingenuity in attempting to get back on the F1 grid

10 Nov 2014

News

Highest level of profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies for six years

Retailers issued the highest number of warnings over the summer since 2011 - typified by Tesco and its succession of announcements that has seen its value halve in a year

27 Oct 2014

News

Thousands of jobs go at Phones 4U, PwC confirms

PwC confirms job losses at Phones 4U following 'limited interest' in remaining stores

24 Sep 2014

Opinion

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

21 Aug 2014

News

Profit warnings reach three-year high

Profit warnings reach highest first half total since 2011, EY finds

29 Jul 2014

News

Mothercare CFO resigns as US rival scraps takeover bid

Matt Smith resigns as Mothercare CFO as US rival pulls plug on takeover bid

28 Jul 2014

News

HMRC pay up first powers could trigger 'wave of insolvencies'

HMRC's ‘Accelerated Payment' rules due to come into force in July could trigger bankruptcies or insolvencies, Moore Stephens warns

03 Jul 2014

News

La Senza goes into administration

PwC appointed as lingerie chain goes into administration for second time in two years

02 Jul 2014

News

Zolfo advisers secure Bella Italia/Café Rouge CVA

Zolfo Cooper team's delight as landlords agree to restaurant chain CVA

23 Jun 2014

News

Pre-pack administrations to face voluntary scrutiny

Review into pre-pack administrations supports voluntary scrutiny, but legislation could follow if measures fail to have 'desired impact'

17 Jun 2014

Opinion

European companies continue to be impacted by the sovereign debt crisis

Despite signs of improving stability in the European economy, strong headwinds from the sovereign debt crisis continue to impact corporate defaults

16 Jun 2014

News

Half a million new jobs expected in next 12 months

An increase of 2.2% is expected in employee numbers over the coming year

12 May 2014

News

SMEs struggling despite economic recovery

Limited access to funding, the risk of over-trading and increased competition dragging down SMEs

22 Apr 2014

News

RSA considering rights issue among capital raising measures

Rights issue one of a number of measures being considered by RSA to strengthen its balance sheet

24 Feb 2014

Opinion

Business be wary, despite positive indicators

Conflicting stats cast doubts over the economic recovery, so mind your back, says John Alexander

19 Feb 2014

Opinion

Stop firing your best assets

Cutting too many jobs can damage quality control and undermine company performance, writes Proxima's Guy Strafford

12 Feb 2014

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