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Distressed UK Companies - Infographic & Findings

Updated: 27th July 2020

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.

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 Business Distress Index - Q2 2020 

Our findings discover the following:

  • 520,000 SMEs in significant financial distress – 16,000 increase in during lockdown
  • 18% increase in start-ups in significant financial distress in the last quarter
  • SMEs in significant financial distress employ 1.7 million people

To view the Q2 2020 Infographic, Click Here →


We will be publishing Q3 2020 later this year.  To be alerted when this goes live, please register your interest by emailing: [email protected].

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