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Is the Prompt Payment Code Continuing to Fail SMEs?

Many big businesses persistently fail to pay their suppliers on time, putting SMEs under considerable financial pressure. The UK Government...

business lending

How Risky Is Unregulated Business Lending?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took on responsibility for the regulation of consumer credit in 2014. In that time, it has introduced...

commercial debt recovery

Does Commercial Debt Recovery Demand Essential People Skills?

Perhaps the most enduring myth surrounding commercial debt recovery is that it is the sole preserve of hard, unyielding types. This remains...

manufacturing cash flow issues

Manufacturers: Are You Suffering a Cash Flow Hit?

Any manufacturing company needs a strong cash flow to help operate smoothly, but many find this aspect of running a business difficult....

pre-action protocol for debt claims - help or hindrance

Will Pre-Action Protocol Rules Help or Hamper Debt Claims?

A new set of rules came into effect on 1 October 2017 governing how debt claims can proceed. The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims has...

cash flow money

Why is Cash Flow Always a Problem for SMEs?

The one issue that consistently concerns SMEs is cash flow. Uncertainty about the UK’s political and economic future may hamper growth,...