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The Business Distress Index - UK Company Data Released Each Quarter



Real Business Rescue – part of the AIM-listed Begbies Traynor Group – is the UK’s leading director advice website for companies in financial distress.

Every quarter, we release the latest business distress figures for companies in the UK. Information is analysed and presented by our expert, in-house Business Intelligence team using Companies House and Red Flag Alert data.

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We examine these findings and produce infographics to display the latest trends and movements in relation to the UK as a whole, regional variations, and sector breakdowns. For media enquiries including requests for data, please email [email protected].

The latest report shows:

  • 610,405 SMEs in significant financial distress – an increase of 0.5% on the previous quarter and of 3.6% on the previous year  
  • Almost 3,000 SMEs have moved into significant financial distress 
  • 23,885 County Court Judgments served in Q4 2022 - a huge rise of 52% year-on-year
  • Company insolvencies 7% higher than in Q3 2022 and 30% higher than in Q4 2021

The full Q4 2022 report can be viewed here →

We will be publishing Q1 2023 figures in April 2023. To be alerted when this goes live, please register your interest by emailing: [email protected].

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