Business Failures to Reach New Peak


According to accountants BDO Stoy Hayward, the number of business failures in 2009 is expected to be the highest since the dotcom bubble burst, with the restricted availability of finance being the main cause. In stark contrast with the dotcom era, only the technology, media and telecommunications sector is expected not to show an increased failure rate. Nearly 18,000 businesses are expected to go bust in 2008 and business profits are expected to be at their lowest level for nearly 20 years.

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