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.

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

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Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace