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News of Companies That Have Gone Bust in the UK

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The listings included on this page are of companies that have gone into administration, CVA or liquidation.  It is not a definitive list but a summary of the major company failures in the UK. 

Why do companies go bust?

It should be noted that a company “failing” or closing down is not the same thing as one going bust. A failing business can be defined as one that has not been successful in its aims. If it can’t generate enough money to pay its owners/shareholders then it might just cease trading and the directors wind up the company. There are thousands of such ventures and many of the owners/directors have another go and may well go on to succeed.

Going bust is basically where the business cannot continue in its present form, as it owes too much money and the creditors want it back! These creditors can be; HMRC, Banks or other Lenders, Trade Suppliers.

It should also be noted that an insolvent company i.e one that owes its creditors more than it has in cash/assets, is not actually bust. It can continue as long as it has cash to pay for essential activities and no one is putting pressure on the business to repay the debt.

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Bury FC Delay CVA despite Winding Up Petition

Manchester based football club, Bury FC, have requested more time for them to...

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What Does Liquidation Mean?

What does it mean when a company is liquidated and what happens to it...

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Monsoon's CVA Approved

Monsoon's CVA Approved

Update

Monsoon has had its CVA proposal approved so rent will be reduced on...

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Shoe retailer, Office step towards a CVA in the UKs current high street crisis

Shoe retailer, Office, steps towards a CVA

It has been reported that Office, the footwear chain owned by Truworths...

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Will Jack Wills Also Go Down The CVA Route?

Will Jack Wills Also Go Down The CVA Route?

It was reported in the Sunday Times that Jack Wills, the chain popular with...

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Liquidation for The Good Food Chain following Listeria Outbreak Investigation

Liquidation for The Good Food Chain following Listeria Outbreak Investigation

Staffordshire-based sandwich manufacturer, The Good Food Chain, has gone into...

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Wright Marshall has gone into administration

Wright Marshall has gone into administration

Real Estate Agency and Professional Services business, Wright Marshall, has gone...

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Bathstore has gone into administration

Bathstore has gone into administration

Update;

Bathstore has collapsed into administration and all installations have...

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London Shops Less Affected By CVAs

New data collected for The Standard Newspaper and analysed by Property agents,...

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Money Shop closes suddenly and is likely to go into liquidation

Money Shop closes suddenly and is likely to go into liquidation

The Money Shop, which used to specialise in payday loans but more lately into...

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Retailers increasingly turn to CVAs to restructure their businesses

Retailers increasingly turn to CVAs to restructure their businesses

UK High Street flagging as retailers increasingly turn to CVAs

Figures from the...

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Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) are not just for large national retailers!

We have seen recently a spate of large businesses such as Jamie's Italian, Byron...

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