What does Brexit mean for manufacturing in the Midlands?
February 4th 2021
The Brexit deal has provided welcome relief from uncertainty for many UK businesses, but for manufacturers in the Midlands it is a crucial boost to confidence. This is a major sector in the area and would have been badly affected by a ‘no deal’, so what d
Retailers feel a chill as 27,000 in financial distress
January 6th 2020
In the final days before Christmas, the number of retailers facing significant financial distress has increased to nearly 27,000 during Q4 2019
115,000 businesses waiting an average of 57 days for payment
April 8th 2019
Almost 115,000 businesses waited an average of 57 days for payment in 2018 with more than 1,000 of these subsequently entering insolvency as a result, according to new data from insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor.
Open Banking opens the floodgates for alternative finance
August 11th 2016
This week the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) mandated the adoption of Open Banking by early 2018, after a two-year investigation into SME and retail banking.
Commentary on M&S Q4 2015 trading figures by Julie Palmer on BBC Radio 5 Live
January 7th 2016
Begbies Traynor regional managing partner and retail expert Julie Palmer was in the BBC Radio 5 Live studio this morning to discuss the latest trading figures from Marks & Spencer. The figures ha…
Commentary on Black Friday/Cyber Monday
December 1st 2015
Julie Palmer, Partner and retail expert at Begbies Traynor, said: “With most retailers taking the decision to extend Black Friday and Cyber Monday into a full weekend worth of Christmas deals, m…
Commentary on Tesco H1 2015
October 7th 2015
Julie Palmer, Partner at Begbies Traynor, said:“Over a year has passed since Tesco’s £250m overstatement scandal hit the headlines and the Group is still struggling to see light at t…