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  • Phill Fenton

    February 4, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Another tragic event. One thing I have noticed over the years is that there is a huge surge in business failures (not just sign companies but all sorts of businesses) at the turn of the year. Caused mainly by cashflow reaching it’s breaking point because so many companies effectively close down for weeks leading up to and after Christmas yet they still have their overheads to pay but with no work being done there is less cash coming in.

    It’s a vicious circle – Half of industry shuts down – so there is no work for every other industry to do – so they may as well shut down too.

    Maybe Britain should adopt a more "American" approach to Christmas and new year? By all means celebrate these occasions for a day or two, but why do we effectively close down British industry for two to three weeks at a time each year?