In September this year supercar enthusiasts from around the world gathered at a quiet former monastery in Switzerland for a unique opportunity. Twenty-five supercars, including Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis were all up for auction – but what made this unusual was that they were all from a single collection.
There are 124,000 businesses across Greater London in significant financial distress, with almost all sectors being affected. Red Flag Alert data for Q3 2019 found that significant financial distress is increasingly prevalent throughout the capital, with 21 out of 22 sectors experiencing an increase.
Interserve, the construction firm appointed to develop The Christie hospital in Manchester, has entered into administration with all the company's assets immediately moving to a new specially formed company.
With 18 pubs closing every week, what does the future hold for the 50,000 that remain? The environment seems bleak: increased tax on alcohol, a decreasing drinking culture among millennials and economic uncertainty are three headline reasons for pessimism, but is there reason to be hopeful?
Data from Red Flag Alert, which monitors the financial health of UK companies, identifies 472,183 businesses were experiencing ‘Significant’ financial distress at the end of June 2018, up 9% compared to the same stage last year (Q2 2017: 434,492) but down 1% compared to the previous three months of the year (Q1 2018: 477,183).
With a seemingly never-ending list of household names announcing store closures, it may not come as a huge surprise to learn that we are losing high street businesses at an unprecedented rate. Latest research by Red Flag Alert shows that over 180,000 limited companies operating in the retail sector ceased trading in the years between 2010 and 2017.