Scottish Insolvency-Related Activity Up by Nearly a Third

The number of Scottish businesses experiencing insolvency-related activity jumped over 32% in December 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, Insider.co.uk reported. Insolvency and restructuring trade body R3's analysis of data provided by Creditsafe showed that there were 142 cases of insolvency-related activity - which includes liquidator appointments, administrator appointments and creditors’ meetings - in Scotland last month – an increase of 35 activities from December 2021’s total of 107. Scotland saw the largest year-on-year increase in insolvency-related activity compared to the rest of the regions and nations in the UK. Insolvency-related activity peaked in December to the second-highest figure of the year, falling only behind March, when 201 activities were recorded. Richard Bathgate, chair of R3 in Scotland and restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, said: "More and more directors are turning to insolvency processes to resolve their financial issues in the face of rising costs, low consumer confidence, and ongoing economic turbulence. Read more.