Friday, 5 November 2010

Which industries are the most "dangerous" in the UK economy?

Latest statistics from the Justice Ministry show that number of companies going into administration has  fallen again in the latest quarter and is now down 35% on last year. Across whole sections of the UK economy, companies are getting their balance sheets in order as condition in their relative markets improve.

However, for many companies this improvement in conditions must seem a long way off. Market analysts Plimsoll have named the Top 20 most dangerous UK industries. Having rated every company in the UK across 1,500 different market sectors, we have been able to pick out the sectors with the high percentage of their participating companies in difficulty. This is the Top 20:

  1. Football Clubs
  2. Registered Social Landlords
  3. Care Homes
  4. Hotels
  5. Residential Care Homes
  6. Golf Courses & Clubs
  7. Public Houses, Bars & Inns
  8. Property & Estate Management
  9. Property Developers
  10. Health And Fitness Clubs
  11. Contract Hire
  12. Night Clubs
  13. Renewable Energy
  14. House Builders
  15. Commercial Estate Agents
  16. Van & Truck Hire
  17. Commercial Property
  18. Amusement Parks & Arcades
  19. Letting Agents
  20. Restaurants

These are the UK sectors with the highest percentage of companies in trouble. Click here to find out how many companies are in trouble in your market

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