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Eastern agricultural businesses outperform UK but other sectors struggle

Agricultural firms in the East of England are outperforming those from elsewhere in the UK, yet more than a quarter remain threatened by insolvency, the latest figures show.

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Government unveils insolvency framework changes

The government has revealed plans to alter the UK’s corporate governance framework in order to tackle company management behaviour at firms facing insolvency.

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Rise in insurance pay‐outs as UK firms face financial struggles

Trade credit insurer pay‐outs hit a nine‐year high in 2017 according to data from the Association of British Insurers, reflecting a growing number of firms that are struggling financially

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Businesses list costs as one of main challenges

Setting up a business is not easy, but the costs associated with doing so are among the biggest challenges to overcome, according to new research.

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More than one in three West Midlands firms facing growing insolvency risk

Companies in the West Midlands are facing up to a growing risk of insolvency, according to the latest figures from insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

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How to avoid long‐term business financial issues

The vast majority of businesses will survive their first year in operation, but it is the period beyond that where they often struggle.

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Britain set to see surge in insolvencies

Britain’s businesses could be set for a tough 2018 as the nation is predicted to face the second highest rate of insolvency of any leading global economy, new research warns.

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Small firms lack knowledge of financial options

More than half of UK businesses cannot access the funding they require to expand, with a lack of knowledge a driving factor behind this, it is claimed.

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Small firms still horribly unprepared for GDPR

Small companies are still lagging well behind when it comes to preparing for General Data Protection Regulation, the Federation of Small Businesses has warned.

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Business confidence remains resilient

Despite volatile market conditions, small business confidence continued to hold strong in February, according to new data.

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