10-day pay pledge 'sets an example'

22 February 2010

30 October 2008

The government's pledge to pay small suppliers within 10 days has been welcomed by representative groups.

Business secretary Lord Mandelson announced measures last week to help small firms weather the credit crunch. These included paying invoices within 10 days to ease cash flow.

Phil Orford, chief executive of the Forum of Private Business, said: "The government has put together a useful raft of initial measures."

The Federation of Small Businesses said the initiatives "set an example" to the private sector.

Central government and England's Regional Development Agencies have signed up to the goal. The government is urging local authorities and NHS trusts to follow suit.

John Collington, commercial director at the Home Office, said he was confident it would meet the target providing suppliers sent in compliant invoices.

Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
Honda Manufacturing Ltd
Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
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