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We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has a fixed price of £129.
Small businesses are owed on average £6,142 mostly by larger firms not paying them for goods and services on time. For more than 10 years we’ve been highlighting the impact of late payment, supply-chain bullying (suppliers are forced by larger firms to cut their prices), retrospective discounting (larger firms forcing a discount of an already agreed price) and paying-to-stay (smaller companies pay larger firms to remain a supplier).
Our research shows 37% small businesses have run into cash flow difficulties, 30% have been forced to use an overdraft and 20% cite a slowdown in profit growth. If all payments were made on time 50,000 more businesses could be kept open whilst the UK economy would receive a £2.5 billion boost.
FSB is urging government to put their full weight behind eradicating the scourge of late payments. One of the key means of achieving this is by giving the Small Business Commissioner the tools and powers to drive a cultural change. The commissioner is keen to have the ability to name and shame and fine those that employ poor payment practices and FSB believes that this is key to the success of the office’s objective.
The commissioner also needs the ability to properly identify poor payment practices. Giving the office the resources to carry out secret supplier projects and supplier interviews is vital.
In 2015 the Scottish Government launched the ‘Business Pledge’, a voluntary scheme to encourage businesses to adopt good practice.
We pressured the government to include a pledge on prompt payment to help get Scottish small businesses paid on time by their big customers.
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