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Sharp rise in UK firms with “critical” financial problems

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by Gill Montia
Sharp rise in UK firms with

In its latest “Red Flag” report, Begbies Traynor highlights a 12% quarter-on-quarter rise in UK businesses with “critical” financial problems, while the number firms with “significant” problems fell away, indicating that many distressed companies made a one-way transition.

At the end of June 2011, a total of 5,179 companies made up the insolvency specialist’s “critical” list, representing combined liabilities of almost £60 billion.

On a sector basis, sharp quarterly rises in “critical” firms were seen in Travel & Tourism (+ 31%), Hotels & Accommodation (+ 47%), General Retailing (+17%), Property Services (+42%) and Haulage and Logistics (+41%).

Begbies Traynor partner, Julie Palmer, comments: “Although banks remain supportive of struggling customers there are an increasing number of companies that cannot continue without significant new investment as costs cannot be reduced any further and sales demand weakens.”

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