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Chantrey to handle manufacturer administration

A manufacturer based in the Midlands which can trace its roots back to the 1950s has called in administrators. Read full story

Printing colossus buys rival in pre-pack

Polestar – the European printing group that prints magazines for Bauer Media, the Financial Times and Reed Business Information – has snapped up one of its biggest rivals in a pre-pack deal. Read full story

Thomas Cook turnaround on despite £590m loss

Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green outlined convincing turnaround plans to the City today despite declaring a full year loss of £590 million, up for the £518 million declared last year. Read full story

UK furniture chain collapses once more

Walsall-based furniture chain Walmsleys has gone into administration for the second time in 18 months after a previously negotiated pre-pack deal failed to revive the business. Read full story

Retail brand Allders up for sale

Metis Partners has been appointed to sell the intellectual property assets of Allders (Croydon) Limited. Read full story

Curtain comes down on Corrie musical

The production company that produced a musical about TV favourite Coronation Street has slipped into administration, it confirmed today. Read full story

Insolvency Today’s Black Book 2013

The insolvency industry’s most comprehensive guide of the most active 150 IPs is released this month. Read full story

128-year-old steel business in administration

One of the UK’s leading independent alloy steel foundries officially went into administration yesterday (13 November). Read full story

Vodafone posts £492m loss

Telecoms provider Vodafone has reported a pre-tax loss of £492m for the six months to September as it faced “tougher” market conditions in southern Europe. Read full story

OFT says powers of intervention to be used “carefully”

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has told payday lenders that its powers to immediately suspend consumer credit licences will only be used in “urgent” circumstances. Read full story

Feature: Calm before the storm

With a predicted increase in the number of insolvencies in the property and construction sectors over the coming months, Insolvency Today asks the industry what we should expect. Read full story

Insolvency Service issues debt tender

The Insolvency Service has issued a £6m tender for debt recovery services relating to bankruptcy. Read full story

Fee-charging DMPs more likely to fail

Debt management plans (DMPs) created by fee-charging companies are more likely to fail than arrangements that don’t involve a cost, according to research from a charity and a major bank. Read full story

Yorkshire Bank ups bad debt provision

National Australian Bank (NAB) has reported a £183m pre-tax loss at its UK banking operations in its full-year results. Read full story

Money Advice Service users hits 30,000 a week

The Money Advice Service has revealed that demand for its advice is up 8% on 2011, with 30,000 consumers using the service each week. Read full story

Lower failure rates hide “insolvency armageddon”

A fall revealed in the number of corporate insolvencies is covering up a struggling economy failing to kick away from recession. Read full story

BDO collects Rangers liquidation

BDO has been appointed to handle the liquidation of the ‘old’ Rangers Football Club it has been confirmed. Read full story

Dreams boss walks as bank talks continue

Embattled bed retail group Dreams has confirmed the departure of its chairman Steve Johnson. Read full story

Updated: Thousands of jobs in the balance as Comet prepares to enter administration next week

Electronics retailer Comet confirmed it will enter administration next week after reports showed it has made estimated losses totalling tens of millions of pounds. Read full story

New Look rumours trigger mailout

High street fashion retailer New Look has written to suppliers to offer reassurance on its financial strength following a report on a website which the company has declared “completely untrue”. Read full story