Business News News - written by Hanna Sharpe

Children's toy company Toys R Us is just days from entering administration unless it can find £15 million in rescue funding, according to news [more]
Marks & Spencer are looking to sell their Hong Kong and Macau stores as part of a company-wide turnarou [more]
Nearly a fifth of the UK’s estate agents face a real risk of going bust, according to a report published by accountancy firm Moore Stephe [more]
Bolton Wanderers have been issued with a winding-up petition over an unpaid £5 million loan that paved the way for a takeover of the League One [more]
Mergers and acquisitions deal activity for the final quarter of 2016 reached its highest level since the credit crunch hit in 2008. Businesses are, accountants BDO say, focused on growth despite any Brexit jitters. [more]
Conviviality PLC, the independent drinks wholesaling group which operates the Bargain Booze chain, has seen turnover jump by 211 per cent thanks to a hat-trick of acquisitions over the past 12 months. [more]
The credit ratings agency Moody’s has issued a stark warning that the financial position of the UK’s largest care home operator is unsust [more]
Nursery retailer Mamas & Papas has appointed Daniel Butters and Clare Boardman of Deloitte to oversee a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) that is being mulled as part of a restructuring to reduce co [more]
Research conducted by Begbies Traynor has predicted that about 150 British retailers are heading towards severe cash difficulties, while hordes of shoppers hit the shops to bag some bargains in the traditional after Christmas sale. [more]
Pub company Punch Taverns is looking to restructure the business or risk having to sell off pubs or enter administration. [more]
The government has written proposals to put a stop to suppliers taking advantage of struggling businesses that have entered insolvency. [more]
Insolvency body R3 has warned that the quarterly rent due day this week could force several more retailers into administration. Shopkeepers will be expected to hand over three months’ rent in advance this week to l [more]
The Lavin family has purchased luxury hotel Aston Hall after spending nearly two years in administration. The Lavin family bought the hotel for an undisclosed sum to add to their two [more]
About 400 Scotland-based businesses have failed so far this year, the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) has found out. [more]
The rate of retailers entering administration in England and Wales for the first quarter this year increased by 15 per cent on the same period last year, Deloitte has revealed. [more]
The recovery-focused Budget this year has plenty of good news for businesses. [more]
Begbies Traynor is expecting increased numbers of firms to collapse next year. [more]
RSM Tenon has predicted that a report due to be released tomorrow will reveal that the corporate insolvency figures for the third quarter of 2011 has increased by 11 per cent on last year’s figure. This equates to another six businesses having failed every working day during the last quar [more]
The government should introduce tax breaks immediately and abolish the 50p tax rate to stimulate growth and support small businesses, said the UK’s top entrepreneurs in a survey by Ernst & [more]
Following a dispute between the Splendid Hotel Group's partners, two prime London hotels from the group's portfolio have been put up [more]