Friday, 15 May 2009

Website Features - Update 2

In addition to the layout and basic function/design changes mentioned in Update 1 there are going to be some changes within the 'My Reports' and 'My Monitors' sections.

These two sections are going to be merged into one 'My Companies' area where you will be able to view the documents and reports purchased on companies and edit the monitoring alerts you wish to receive in the same place.

All purchased documents will be pre-sorted into company order with all documents relating to an individual company listed by company. So, if you have purchased multiple reports on company, it will be easier to find, sort, view, print or share these documents.

(this image may not be how the final version appears but it is a good indicator)

A new simple Monitoring On/Off button will appear beside each company name and clicking the 'edit settings' will cause a drop down box to appear where you can edit your monitoring preferences for that company.

The 'share' functionality will be improved but more on that in a later update.

Any feedback gratefully received to alastair[at]

New analysis from Google Ad Planner

Google have launched Ad Planner (beta) which lets you look deeper into a website metrics to see more about the visitors.

More useful for companies that buy online ad space but still some interesting user statistics on

And very impressive if you are Wikipedia.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Insolvencies Q1 2009


Statistics showing insolvencies in the first quarter of 2009 are published today (1 May) by the Insolvency Service.

There were 4,941 compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations in total in England and Wales in the first quarter of 2009 (on a seasonally adjusted basis).

This was an increase of 7.1% on the previous quarter and an increase of 56.0% on the same period a year ago.

This was made up of 1,579 compulsory liquidations (which are up 1.2% on the previous quarter and 43.6% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year), and 3,362 creditors voluntary liquidations (which are up 10.0% on the previous quarter and 62.5% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year).

In the twelve months ending Q1 2009, approximately 1 in 130 active companies (or 0.8%) went into liquidation, compared to the previous quarter when approximately 1 in every 150 (or 0.7%) of active companies went into liquidation.