Late payment

Part of small business crown representative Martin Traynor's job is to improve access to government contracts for small businesses
Late payment warning
Financial institutions, such as Barclays, are exploring ways to develop different financial instruments in a way that will accommodate both the buyers and suppliers needs. © Jonathan Nicholson/NurPhoto/Getty Images
Find late payment solutions or face legislation, firms warned
Firms required to report on payment practices, says chancellor
Appoint a NED for supply chains, urges FSB
Majority of large firms fail to pay suppliers promptly
Late payment puts half of SMEs at risk of failure
Whitehall consults on late payment crackdown
Small business minister Kelly Tolhurst said the proposals would give SMEs "more access to the finance they need to succeed". ©PA Images
New law gives SMEs access to invoice finance
£50bn ‘locked up in late payments’
FTSE 100 bosses asked to tackle ‘supply chain bullying’
Carillion left £2bn owed to supply chain
Carillion 'used suppliers as line of credit'