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.

See this page on Help for Companies affected by Coronavirus. It will be updated daily.

Berketex Bride has gone into administration

Berketex Bride has gone into administration

13 shops in the UK and one in Dublin will be closed from Tuesday and will not...

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Crawshaw Butchers Collapses into Administration

High street butcher chain, Crawshaw, calls in administrators after failing to...

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Half of Evans Cycles stores to be closed in rescue deal

Mike Ashley, Billionaire and founder of Sports Direct, has brought Evans Cycles...

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UNILAD likely to go into administration according to reports

UNILAD likely to go into administration according to reports

The viral content maker UNILAD, which posts funny stories, images, videos etc to...

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JD Classics enter AdministrationJD Classics enter Administration

JD Classics Goes Into Administration

Administrators Alvarez and Marsal Europe LLP have been appointed to work with JD...

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Homebase creditors approve CVA

Homebase creditors approve CVA

Homebase creditors have voted in favour of the Company Voluntary Arrangement...

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Insolvency Statistics Show A Fall Compared to Last Quarter But An Increase Compared To Last Year

On Friday, the latest UK Insolvency Statistics for Q2 2018 (April to June) were...

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Hummus Bros has gone into administration

Hummus Bros has gone into administration

Hummus Bros has gone into administration

In a blow to the so-called “hipster”...

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All jobs rescued as Rollingsons Solicitors enter administration

All jobs rescued as Rollingsons Solicitors enter administration

Despite having had to enter administration, all jobs at Rollingsons Solicitors –...

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Henri Lloyd secures partial rescue deal as company is bought out of administration

Henri Lloyd secures partial rescue deal as company is bought out of administration

Fashion retailer Henri Lloyd has been bought via a pre-pack administration by...

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Lambert Contracts Ltd is the latest Scottish construction company to enter administration

Lambert Contracts Ltd is the latest Scottish construction company to enter administration

Lambert Contracts Ltd is the latest in a series of Scottish construction...

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Côte considering closing branches to avoid insolvency

Côte considering closing branches to avoid insolvency

Restaurant group Côte is the latest in a series of national hospitality industry...

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