Record number of firms on the brink in the first quarter of the year

Record number of firms on the brink in the first quarter of the year, under pandemic pressure By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 BST, 21 April 2021 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 21 April 2021 In the third lockdown, 93,000 firms’ finances weakened to the point of ‘significant financial distress’, according to Begbies … Read more

Can my flat’s developer avoid a cladding repair bill after the firm’s sale?

Can the developer that built my flat avoid a cladding repair bill now its company has been sold? Claims against a developer depend on age of the building with cladding issues If you bought new you may have a new build warranty that may cover cladding By Myra Butterworth For MailOnline Published: 10:25 BST, 21 … Read more

Two-thirds of hospitality firms optimistic about the next year as the country comes out of lockdown

Pubs and bars raise a glass to the future: Two-thirds of hospitality firms are optimistic about the next year as the country comes out of lockdown UKHospitality found 65 per cent of businesses are optimistic about next year Experts have reported 114 per cent increase in drinks sales compared to 2019 Only 16 per cent … Read more

British Gas engineer who starred in firm’s recruitment adverts axed after refusing pay cut

Mother-of-three British Gas engineer who starred in firm’s recruitment adverts is put through ‘hell’ and axed after refusing pay cut under ‘fire and rehire’ plan despite 12 years’ service Hundreds of British Gas engineers have lost their jobs after refusing new deal Holly Mailey, 33, worked for firm for 12 years and was part of … Read more

EU’s new export rules leave small British firms struggling

‘My profit has been wiped out by a £250,000 cost’: EU’s new export rules leave small British firms struggling Jerry Lawson of Frogbike said administration fees charged by each government to his customers had forced him to pause selling into Denmark, Spain and Poland He had to hire extra employees to cope with the added … Read more

AJ Bell announces firms on the Aquis Stock Exchange are now on its platform

Investment platform AJ Bell adds the Aquis Stock Exchange to its offering – What does this mean for investors? AQSE is one of three divisions of cash equities exchange firm Aquis Exchange About 90 stocks are listed on AQSE, representing 18 industries such as energy Newbury Racecourse and a Victorian hotel in Eastbourne are also … Read more

Firms that prospered in the pandemic should pay more tax, says the IMF

Firms that prospered in the pandemic should pay more tax to fund those who still need support, says the IMF By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 BST, 7 April 2021 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 7 April 2021 High earners and companies that prospered during the pandemic should pay more tax to fund … Read more

VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Time for travel firms to play fair on refunds

VICTORIA BISCHOFF: It’s time for travel and events firms to start playing fair on refunds By Victoria Bischoff for the Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 6 April 2021 | Updated: 22:51 BST, 6 April 2021 At the start of the first lockdown, we urged readers to be patient and not to chase refunds. Businesses had … Read more

Two firms supplying kits for Government’s mass Covid testing drive are in for huge payday 

Two firms supplying kits for Government’s mass Covid testing drive are in for huge payday Disruptive Nanotechnology Ltd is sole distributor for Covid test invite scheme  Multi-billion-pound scheme behind Government’s mass testing drive will see the company, based in Northamptonshire, receive ‘a few pence’ for every test sold The firm, run by former shoe retailer … Read more

Shareholder fear as firms may shun ‘physical’ AGMs

Investors voice concerns over future of AGMs as corporate giants scramble to decide whether to hold physical shareholder events for a second year By Alex Lawson And Emma Dunkley, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 BST, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 3 April 2021 Investors have voiced concerns over the future of annual … Read more