‘Zombie Firms’ Stumble Towards Insolvency

Data from CreditorWatch shows that 436 businesses across Australia went into administration in September, which is 11 per cent higher than previously, MacroBusiness reported. The number of businesses going into administration in locked-down Victoria rose by 23.8 per cent, although there was a 1.6 per cent decline in business administrations in New South Wales. CreditorWatch’s chief economist Harley Dale says there is some correlation between the increase in business administrations and the recent reduction in government support measures such as JobKeeper wage subsidy. Analysis from credit reporting agency CreditorWatch found the number of firms entering administration rose by 11 per cent in September to 436. Read more

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