Business news 20 February 2024

James Salmon, Operations Director.

Interest Rates

BoE governer Andrew Bailey said inflation does not need to fall to its 2% target before policymakers back an interest-rate cut.

Post Office

The Post Office halted independent investigations into how Fujitsu employees were tampering with Post Master cash accounts remotely when the Post masters began legal action, lied about it and David Cameron’s Government knew all about it and swept it under the carpet a BBC investigation has shown.


Barclays are set to announce £2 billion in cost cuts as profits slump and they announce a loss of £111 million in the last quarter.

EU Apple fine

Apple is facing an EU fine close to €500 million over the regulator’s investigation into allegations that Apple silenced music-streaming rivals, including Spotify on its platforms. The EU watchdog found that Apple broke competition rules in thwarting rival music services from informing users that cheaper alternatives existed outside of the App Store.


EasyJet founder are thought to be exploring a secondary listing in the US in a bid to close the valuation gap to rival Ryanair.  Founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who set up easyJet in 1994, argued to the Mail on Sunday that a listing on the US exchange would make sense for the airline.

European Automakers

European automakers, Volkswagen, Renault and Stellantis are reportedly looking at joint ventures with previous fierce competitors to fend off competition from Tesla and China in the Electric car market in the face of existential threat.

Severn Trent

Severn Trent has been fined more than £2 million for polluting the River Trent near Stoke. Huge amounts of raw sewage were discharged into the river from Strongford Wastewater Treatment Works near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, between November 2019 and February 2020. District Judge Kevin Grego ruled at Cannock Magistrates Court that there was a reckless failure by the company to have in place and implement a proper system of contingency planning.


China’s central bank cut the benchmark mortgage interest rate by a record amount, slashing the five-year loan prime rate from 4.2% to 3.95% n a bid to boost the flagging economy

Latest Insolvencies

Appointment of Liquidators – MAXIM IT CONSULTING LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – BARAK UK LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – KASM LTD
Petitions to wind up (Companies) – TRANSOMAS LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – HUNTER & ASSOCIATES LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – SALTMARSH CONSULTING LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – MR G DAWKINS UROLOGY LTD
Appointment of Liquidators – FL FULHAM DEVELOPMENTS (UK) LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – CHARLECOMBE CONSULTING LTD
Appointment of Liquidators – JAYLEW HOLDINGS LIMITED
Appointment of Administrator – ISLAND STEEL (UK) LIMITED
Petitions to wind up (Companies) – RETAIL SPACE MANAGMENT (HOUNSLOW) LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – DOYLESTER SIXTY LIMITED
Petitions to wind up (Companies) – CHANGINGDAY LIMITED
Appointment of Administrator – MORECAMBE BAY WINES LIMITED
Appointment of Administrator – AQUADART BATHROOMS LIMITED
Petitions to wind up (Companies) – PRIDEGREEN LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – BRUNEL HOUSE (FARINGDON) LIMITED
Appointment of Administrator – NEW FOREST SPRING WATER LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – RICHARD PEARCE CONSULTING LTD
Appointment of Administrator – D.N.T. COMPANY LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – HENLEY RENOVATIONS LIMITED
Appointment of Administrator – THIS IS THE TREE LTD
Appointment of Liquidators – JOANNA HALPIN LTD
Appointment of Administrator – CHICHESTER STONEWORKS (2022) LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – PROTECHNIX LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – ROCHEL SYSTEMS CONSULTANCY LTD
Appointment of Administrator – ROSEHILL FURNISHINGS LTD
Petitions to wind up (Companies) – 2 INNOVATIVE (LEIC) LTD
Petitions to wind up (Companies) – FENIKS RESOURCE SERVICES LIMITED
Petitions to wind up (Companies) – EVERSFIELD ORGANIC LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – BELUGA HOMES (HAZEL GROVE) LTD
Appointment of Liquidators – VALLEY MARKETING LTD
Appointment of Liquidators – GEORGE AMIN YOUSSEF CO LTD
Appointment of Administrator – THE SOURCE (HASTINGS) LIMITED
Appointment of Liquidators – K’S GRILLHOUSE LIMITED
Petitions to wind up (Companies) – EMPLOYER ADMIN SERVICES LTD

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