Keep up to date with the latest news and issues from the Office of the Small Business Commissioner.

Quarterly update: 17 Businesses removed or suspended from Prompt Payment Code for failing to pay their suppliers on time

Action on companies who fail to meet the standard of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) has seen 17 companies removed or suspended from the Code during the past quarter, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) has announced today […]


Holland & Barrett poor supplier payment practices highlighted in Small Business Commissioner report

The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has highlighted poor supplier payment practices at Holland & Barrett, following the publication of his report into a late payment complaint made by a small business […]


Small Business Commissioner launched official investigation into payment practices of the Jordans & Ryvita Company

The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has published a report into the supplier payment practices of Jordans & Ryvita Company Ltd following a complaint made by Magellan Design Ltd […]


Small Business Commissioner calls for ‘traffic light’ warning system as new research reveals 65% of large firms pay 30 days or longer

The UK Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal is to recommend a traffic light warning system, which will allow small businesses to easily identify large businesses that pay late […]


Invoices worth £2.1million recovered by Small Business Commissioner in first year

Unpaid invoices worth £2.1 million to small businesses across the UK have been recovered by the Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal as he celebrates the first anniversary of the role set up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy […]


Government have launched a call for evidence

New measures to end the problem of late payments to small businesses by large companies who abuse their position in the market have been unveiled today by the Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst as she launches a call for evidence […]


Small Business Commissioner to join the Prompt Payment Code’s Compliance Board

Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, will join the Prompt Payment Code’s Compliance Board to help tackle late payment and strengthen the UK’s small business environment […]