IP's Contribution to the Economy

May 25, 2021

IP's Contribution to the Economy - ICS

Here’s some highlights from the latest report released by our trade body R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, on the insolvency and restructuring profession.

  • 7,200 Businesses Rescued
  • 297,000 Jobs Saved
  • £353m Returned to Creditors

The report is based on 2019 data. If you’re interested, the full report as a pdf is here.

Corporate insolvencies are at their lowest since 1989, mainly due to furlough, Government backed loans as well as statutory protection from creditors taking enforcement action, which comes to an end on 1 July 2021.

The top 4 reasons for corporate insolvency were:

  1. Management failure
  2. Financial issues
  3. Loss of market
  4. Knock-on effect from another business failure

The most common sectors entering insolvency proceedings were:

  1. Retail
  2. Construction
  3. Accommodation & Food Services
  4. Professional, Scientific & Technical
  5. Production

Stats from the Insolvency Service – Q1 2021

  • During Q1 there were a total of 2,384 corporate insolvencies, of which 2,047 were CVLs
  • This is a reduction of 38% compared to Q1 2020 and 22% down on Q4 2020
  • During the 12 months ending Q1 2021, 1 in 396 companies were liquidated, a rate of 25.3 per 10,000 companies, of which the construction industry had the most failures

Get in touch

If you are a business owner, director or professional advisor and would like to learn more about how we can help businesses in financial difficulty, please don’t hesitate to speak with one of the insolvency practitioners at ICS.

Here are their direct contact details, please feel free to get in touch anytime, wherever you are in the UK: -

Tom – 07795 196619 or tom.bowes@idealcs.co.uk

Andy – 07812 338252 or andrew.rosler@idealcs.co.uk