Prompt Payment Code

Articles on the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) – a voluntary initiative aimed at promoting prompt payment practices among businesses and improving cash flow for suppliers.

Business management

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


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.


FPB speaks out against abuse of Prompt Payment Code

The Forum of Private Business is urging changes to the Prompt Payment Code after it has learned firms with payment times as long as 90 days are planning to sign up.


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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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

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Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

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Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

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A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.