Posts by Paul Christensen

2021 has been yet another tough year for British businesses of all sizes. As the pandemic continues and the wider economy works to build back better, it is SMEs who are impacted the worst, whilst larger companies are seemingly faring much better.

30 days is still 30 days too long for Britain’s suppliers in the wait to be paid

On Monday, the government announced it was strengthening the Prompt Payment Code (PPC), mandating that its signatories must pay suppliers within 30 days, rather than the previous 60.

While this is a welcome step in the right direction, there is still a long way to go in addressing the chronic issue of slow payments. A 30-day payment period is still 30 days too long for many small businesses struggling to stay afloat.

Asking the right questions on slow payments

As the Government announces new enhanced powers for the Small Business Commissioner to tackle late payments, Paul Christensen, CEO and co-founder of Previse, points out that, unless these are coupled with reform to Prompt Payment reporting, they are unlikely to lead to practical changes for SME suppliers.

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