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Distressed UK Companies - Infographic & Findings

Updated: 11th May 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 Age of Business Distress - Q1 2020

Our findings discover the following:

  • 260,000 companies fall into financial distress by age of seven
  • 26% of all financially distressed businesses are aged four or under
  • Years Three to Five represents a Red Zone for all UK Companies

To view the Q1 2020 Infographic, Click Here →
To view the Q1 2020 Press Release, Click Here →


We will be publishing Q2 2020 later this year.  To be alerted when this goes live, please register your interest by emailing: [email protected].

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