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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


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

Accounts & Tax

Microbusinesses spent 10 weeks handling financial admin in 2019

Financial admin is time-consuming for micro firms – and it's not helped by late payments. Here's how to protect your business against them.


Paul Uppal steps down as Small Business Commissioner

Paul Uppal is no longer in his role as Small Business Comissioner due to a conflict of interest over a banking redress service.

Business management

Insolvency: government initiatives have failed small businesses

Insolvency has reached a near six-year high and it's hitting small businesses hard. Mark Gardner from Excello Law, explains how the government has failed.


Promising late payment news for small businesses as Prompt Payment Code attracts more signatures

The number of FTSE 350 companies pledging to pay small companies promptly has tripled following a government drive to boost sign up to a code of conduct.


GSK puts the squeeze on suppliers with payment time increase

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been named and shamed as 'morally bankrupt' by the Forum of Private Business for increasing supplier payment times from 60 days to as much as 95.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks