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Paternity testing group "Who’z the Daddy" collapses

A DNA testing company which specialised in paternity disputes has failed with CCW Recovery Solutions handling the liquidation.

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Enforcement course launched for insolvency professionals


A new qualification aimed at enforcement investigators, accountants, auditors and the insolvency industry has been launched to help crack down on company fraud.



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Sky TV channel fails

Sky TV channel Body in Balance (BiB) which was broadcast to 10m homes has slipped into administration, with Kirker & Co handling the process.

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MoneyPlus Group confirms acquisitions

Financial advice firm MoneyPlus Group (MPG) has made four acquisitions in the four months since the buyout by Palatine Private Equity.

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Parker Andrews handles tour operator case


Holiday operators Harrison Holidays and Harrison Coach Services have gone into administration with all staff being made redundant.



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Mazars appointed for Insynergy liquidation

Mazars LLP has been appointed to handle the liquidation of Insynergy Solutions – a ‘live lead generator’ to the intermediary mortgage market.

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IPA unveils programme for conference

A selection of the industry’s finest are set to attend the forthcoming Personal Insolvency Conference in Manchester.

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PwC: FSA's handling of Northern Rock "a shambles"

The handling of Northern Rock’s infamous meltdown by the FSA and the Bank of England (BoE) was slammed as “diabolical” and a “shambles”.

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Sterling Green quits debt management

Sterling Green Group is to effectively become a ‘cash shell’, having disposed of its debt management book to software and servicing business DRSP for £1m.

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Care home crisis intensifies as failures double

More than double the amount of care homes entered administration in the 12 months to the end of September, compared to the same period last year.

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Specialist property fund launched for IPs

A fund has been launched to acquire mid-market residential and commercial property assets from IPs holding complicated and debt-ridden assets.

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Another care home group enters administration

A care home company with more than 780 staff and cares for 500 residents has gone into administration, with PKF handling the process.

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PwC chief: Employee integration key in turnarounds

Employee integration in administrations has been singled out as a key factor in successful turnarounds.

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Countdown begins to Insolvency conference

Insolvency Today’s North West Conference is fast approaching and time is running out to snap up the remaining tickets.

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Business confidence tumbles as economy trembles

Business confidence has plummeted by a record amount as fears persist the economy is set to contract in the final quarter this year.

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RSM Tenon appointed to handle green fuel firm

A green fuel producer which worked on a range of national energy projects has gone into administration, with RSM Tenon handling the process.

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Larking Gowen to handle pub chain administration

An East Anglian pub chain has entered administration, with Larking Gowen handling the process.

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Insolvency Service rejects director misconduct claims

The Insolvency Service has hit back at reports it is struggling to keep abreast of director misconduct as company failures hit a two-year high.

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Service sector activity slows in October

The slowdown of the UK service sector has been described as “disappointing” and “worrying” by an economic advisor to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club.

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World record retailer enters administration

An international confectionery supplier which boasts a Guinness World Record for the largest stick of rock ever made has gone into administration.

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