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

BUPA Insurance Services Ltd offer below minimum statutory late payment interest after paying small supplier 75 days late

The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has published a report on BUPA Insurance Services Ltd exposing their poor payment […]

 

18 more businesses penalised for failing to pay suppliers on time

Eighteen companies – including BT Plc, British American Tobacco, and Centrica – have been suspended from the Prompt Payment Code for failing to pay suppliers on time, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) announced […]

 

Taking notice of UK Businesses Survey

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner and Growth Street carried out a survey into late payments to SME’s and the ease of use of banking technology […]

 

Broad new measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time

For the first time large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as part of a robust package of measures unveiled today by Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst […]

 

G4S persistent late payment practices revealed in Small Business Commissioner investigation report

The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has published a report highlighting poor payment practices exercised by G4S against a small business supplier […]

 

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 […]