Firms warned against being complacent about insolvency
The period is traditionally the most challenging for companies and statistically the time of year when businesses are most likely to become insolvent.
Since their peak in 2008, corporate insolvencies have only risen four times from the previous quarter, with three of these rises taking place at the start of the year. R3 said firms should beware of “over-trading”.
It said: “Insolvencies usually peak after recessions, not during them.
“There are several reasons why recovery can trip up a business – orders might come in quicker than a business can handle; finance might not be available to keep pace with expansion; and businesses might expand before they’re ready to do so.
“Businesses need to be aware of the risks of recovery and should not grow complacent.”
The group said late payment was also a major factor in a fifth of insolvencies and it was vital that companies got paid for the work that they did.
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