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Small Businesses: Billing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 902484, tabled on 29 November 2022

Whether his Department plans to take further steps to help tackle late invoice payments to small businesses.

Answered on

29 November 2022

We are tackling the culture of late payments with measures including Payment Practices Reporting, the Small Business Commissioner and Prompt Payment Code. Government is setting an example: the Cabinet Office Procurement Bill will ensure 30-day payment terms in contracts throughout the public sector supply chain.

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