Late Payment

The Late Payment archive.

Business management

Small Business Commissioner Q&A: Paul Uppal talks about late payments

Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, explains how he deals with late payment claims to get you the money that you're owed.

Accounts & Tax

Report reveals poor payment practices from these big names

A new government report reveals how long it takes some of the UK's major high street names to pay small suppliers.

Alternative finance

Seven tips for getting paid promptly as a small business owner

Getting clients to pay you on time is a crucial part of securing strong and healthy cashflow for your business.


New government initiative could stop some companies winning contracts

A new prompt payment initiative may stop late-paying companies from winning government contracts until they shape up.


Deadline passes for guaranteed payment before Christmas

It's officially less than 40 days until Christmas, meaning SMEs might not be paid for their work before the big day.

Accounts & Tax

How to deal with late payment

Late payments can cause endless problems for small business owners, and it's not just cash flow. We explore the extent of the issue and speak to three entrepreneurs about their experiences.

Accounts & Tax

Accounts and tax: A small business guide to managing your finances

In this piece, we share some essential tips on managing your accounts and tax, from tackling tax returns to beating late payment.


Late payments World Cup: Which country pays the quickest?

Brazil would be crowned champions if the World Cup was decided by how quickly countries are able to pay suppliers, according to a study.

Accounts & Tax

Late payment penalties for companies not adhering to 30 day payment terms

Reader Question: I am having trouble with companies not adhering to the 30-day payment terms. Some are not paying after three months even with constant phone calls. Is there anything I can do to make sure they pay on time? For example, penalties for late payment.


Accounting body supports retention deposit schemes for small businesses

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the first accounting body to support tenancy-style retention deposit schemes for small businesses.

Business management

Late payments do growing damage to business owners’ mental health

Late payments are becoming a greater source of mental health issues like stress, anxiety and depression. Find out how to respond to the most common excuses for delayed payments.

Accounts & Tax

New payment reporting requirements highlight UK’s late payment culture

Here, Ian Smith of Invu takes a closer look at the government’s new reporting requirements, and details the poor payment practices of larger corporations that are putting the UK’s SME community at risk.

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