The Big Five firm revealed banks had put 332 companies in receivership in October against 149 the month before.
This jump in receiverships is the highest since 1993, when the UK was coming out of recession.
Among the hardest hit sectors are retailing, with 146 companies in danger and manufacturing, with 62.
According to a Deloitte & Touche spokeswoman, the fact that a large company went into receivership clearly impacted on October’s figures.
This group is believed to be large automotive components manufacturer Federal Mogul, which filed for bankruptcy in the United States and, as a result, went into receivership in the UK in early October.
The second largest improvement in ‘significant’ levels of financial distress since the EU Referendum was in professional services, found research from Begbies Traynor
Steve Absolom and Will Wright from KPMG Restructuring have been appointed joint administrators to City Motor Holdings and associated companies
Partners from Johnston Carmichael have been appointed as joint administrators to Axon Well Interventions Products UK
Begbies Traynor have been appointed administrators of William Anelay Ltd, York, one of Britain’s longest-established construction and heritage restoration companies