The Forbes Burton Blog

Here you’ll find Forbes Burton's articles and blog posts on a range of subjects including business recovery, liquidation, HMRC, case studies, finance and more...


19th February 2018

High Court orders Carillion subsidiary companies into liquidation

A judge at the high court has ordered the winding up of 10 Carillion companies. Mr Justice Nugee heard from directors of the collapsed company whilst […]
12th February 2018

Director’s Health Causing Problems for Small Companies as Anxiety & Depression take their toll

The majority of limited companies registered in the UK are small. In fact, they are very small; usually managed and operated by the directors themselves. So […]
9th February 2018

Avoid the insolvency reflex if your company has been affected by Carillion’s liquidation

If your company has been hit hard by Carillion’s downfall, it shouldn’t be assumed that your only option is to close up. It is clear that […]
2nd February 2018

 ‘Significant’ financial difficulties faced by almost 500,000 UK companies

Half a million UK companies across the country are in a state of ‘significant’ financial distress, a new Red Flag Alert study reveals. Another challenging year […]
31st January 2018

Free advice clinics for companies affected by Carillion collapse

We’ve been working with companies locally and nationally for the last 10 years and we know the problems and challenges they face, said Rick Smith, Managing […]
25th January 2018

Forbes Burton Calls on Contractors to Protect Themselves

“It’s time for the far-reaching mismanagement of Carillion to be recognised.” That’s the message from Grimsby-based company rescue and recovery specialists Forbes Burton. Following last week’s […]
15th January 2018
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The full knock on effect of the collapse of Carillion could take some time to appear

Carrillion was the largest companies in the UK construction industry, however through what appears to be poor management it has built up debts of nearly £1.5bn and […]
4th November 2016

SMEs hit hard by HMRC’s clampdown on taxes

Newly revealed statistics by UHY Hacker Young – a national group of business advisors and accountants – show that SMEs (Small-Medium Enterprises) are paying “disproportionately high […]
15th June 2015

Insolvency Practitioners helped to rescue 2 in 5 insolvent businesses

A survey of insolvency practitioners (IPs) by ComRes has found that the insolvency profession actually helped to save 2 in 5 businesses in 2013-14.
8th April 2015

Half the public find it hard to support local firms because they aren’t online.

Figures from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills show that as many as two million (39 per cent) sole traders and small companies are missing […]