More British Firms Face Financial Trouble

More British Firms Face Financial Trouble

The number of British businesses with financial problems is on the increase, according to a report by. insolvency practitioners Begbie Traynor.

They have revealed that 147,836 firms got into trouble in the final three months of 2010, a 4 percent increase from the previous year.

There was a 20 percent increase in companies in trouble from the previous quarter.

Small businesses are expected to be the worst affected in the year to come.

The report found that 3,018 companies were in the “critical” category, owing £52.7 billion to creditors and suppliers.

Executive chairman of Begbies, Ric Traynor said: “For smaller businesses, we are entering the darkest hour before the dawn as they face the dual challenges of weak domestic demand and greater pressures from larger competitors and business customers looking to preserve their own profitability.”

Ricky Steedman

Ricky worked as an Investigator in the Inland Revenue for over 20 years before founding Steedman & Company in 1987, giving him the experience and knowledge that enabled him to help so many clients over the years.

His appearance on a Channel 4 television programme about the inside workings of Revenue and Customs was watched by 4.1m which sealed his status as one of the most highly respected tax consultants to ever work in Scotland.

Ricky led all tax investigation and COP 9 cases, using his extensive knowledge to help people reach a positive resolution to their situation.

Ricky passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June 2022 after leaving his indelible mark on the company he founded and headed for over 35 years.