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Late Payment

The Late Payment archive.

News

Late payment could close one in ten small businesses

8% of small businesses face going out of business in 2022 because of late payment by clients, says latest FSB survey of small firms

Business management

Failure to pay an invoice

What can you do if one of your clients is a persistently late payer? Are there steps you can take? Is there support available? Small Business Commissioner Liz Barclay explains there is help at hand

Questions & Answers

Liz Barclay answers your questions about late payment

Join Small Business Commissioner Liz Barclay on September 9 for a special Twitter Q&A using the hashtag #AskSBCommissioner

News

BBC journalist Liz Barclay appointed small business commissioner

Barclay has long history of campaigning for the rights of consumers and small business owners

News

Big companies must pay small business suppliers within 30 days

Companies will have to pay 95% of small businesses within 30 days, down from 60 days

Business management

How to choose a debt collection agency

Former Labour shadow chancellor Chris Leslie on how to find a debt collection agency to chase unpaid invoices

Business management

How to chase debts and get paid

Ignoring money owed to you is not a business strategy. Sue Chapple offers ways to ensure your small business gets paid.

Outlook

Large firms should each have one person to deal with late payments – FSB

The worsening problem of late payments is a central talking point at the Conservative Party's virtual conference

Running a Business

Local lockdowns only make the problem of late payment worse

Late payment can rip through businesses in lockdown just as fast as coronavirus, says Paul Christensen. But with technology there’s no reason invoices cannot be settled on day one

Outlook

Businesses could be facing fines for paying their suppliers late

The Small Business Commissioner may be getting more powers, such as issuing fines to firms who don't pay their suppliers on time

Outlook

Pay us within one month if you take COVID-19 cash, say small businesses

Figures show that late payment sums rose by 80 per cent to £23.4bn at the end of last year and FSB is asking the Government to take action

Outlook

One in five small businesses fell into their overdrafts last year

A worrying number of small businesses rely on their overdraft to manage their cash flow as late payments and uncertainty bite

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience