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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the proportion of late payments to SMEs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170292 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands how important tackling late payment is, especially for smaller businesses. In due course, the Department will be publishing a call for evidence to understand the current trends and evidence on how late payments are affecting SMEs and to seek views on how the Government could go further to tackle the problem.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-09-12T16:53:42.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T16:53:42.783Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
516378
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made towards appointing the proposed Small Business Commissioner to help small businesses resolve payment disputes with large businesses. more like this
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Baroness Golding more like this
star this property uin HL8016 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
star this property answer text <p>Government has taken powers to establish the Small Business Commissioner via the Enterprise Bill, which is currently waiting for Royal Assent. We have started the implementation process and will begin the recruitment of the Commissioner later this year with the expectation of appointing him or her in 2017. We are completing the rest of the implementation in parallel which includes: consulting on, preparing and laying secondary legislation; setting up the Commissioner’s office; and creating a web presence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-05-11T11:34:08.187Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T11:34:08.187Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Golding more like this
861267
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Hon. Member for Burton of 13 March 2018 whether he plans to publish the notes of his meeting on the Prompt Payment Code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 132416 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not release information from meetings which may be sensitive to policy development. As announced at Spring Statement, the Department will launch a call for evidence on how to eliminate unfair payment practices to small businesses. Stakeholder views from meetings surrounding late payment, such as the Prompt Payment Code, will feed in to this policy development.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T14:00:11.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T14:00:11.89Z
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3936
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
861271
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of hon. Member for Burton of 13 March 2018, what plans he has to ensure that signatories to the Prompt Payment code comply with the requirements of the code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 132420 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) administer the Prompt Payment Code on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). If suppliers believe that a signatory has breached the principles of the Code, they can raise a complaint with CICM who will investigate further on a case by case basis. At Spring Statement, my Rt hon Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that BEIS will lead on a call for evidence; this will consider evidence to ensure unfair payment practices are eliminated for small business.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T13:59:17.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T13:59:17.163Z
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3936
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
861275
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to ensure that signatories to the Prompt Payment Code pay all invoices within 30 days. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 132424 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>Signatories to the Prompt Payment Code undertake to pay 95% of their invoices within 60 days, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If suppliers believe that a signatory has breached the principles of the Code, they can raise a complaint with the Chartered Institute of Credit Management who administer the Code on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); they will then investigate further on a case by case basis. The government is serious about delivering a fair payment culture and at Spring Statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that BEIS will lead on a call for evidence; this will consider evidence to ensure unfair payment practices are eliminated for small business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T14:01:17.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T14:01:17.607Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
861279
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to require signatories to the Prompt Payment Code to ensure that the payment terms in the code are adopted throughout their supply chains. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 132428 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports the Prompt Payment Code as a voluntary set of best-practice principles. The Prompt Payment Code encourages good practice throughout the supply chain by requesting that lead suppliers encourage adoption of the Code throughout their own supply chains. At the Spring Statement my Rt hon Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that BEIS will lead on a call for evidence; this will consider evidence to ensure unfair payment practices are eliminated for small business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T14:03:51.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T14:03:51.3Z
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3936
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
973340
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star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) businesses have used the Small Business Commissioner's website to resolve late payment disputes, (b) late payment cases have been resolved and (c) large companies have changed their payment practices as a result of the intervention of the Commissioner. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 174700 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>Nine enquiries of late payment disputes have been processed by the Small Business Commissioner’s complaints scheme. Of these, eight have resulted in the recovery of later payments with the other being resolved by private negotiation. The Commissioner is championing changes to the payment culture in a number of different ways, including raising awareness as well as seeking to resolve complaints received. For example, two large businesses have stated they will change their payment practice to offer SMEs preferential terms following the SBC’s direct intervention.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T13:51:25.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T13:51:25.11Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
973341
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on strengthening the Prompt Payment Code; and whether he plans to include in the Code a (a) formal accreditation and (b) revalidation process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 174701 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK is home to 5.7 million small businesses. These businesses are the backbone of our economy and a key part of our modern Industrial Strategy is ensuring we remain one of the best places in Europe to start and grow a small business.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has now launched a call for evidence on how to eliminate unfair payment practices to small businesses. The call for evidence is open for 8 weeks, and seeks views on how we can build on the government’s existing late payment policies, including the Prompt Payment Code, to drive an end to late payments to the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T13:51:06.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T13:51:06.45Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
973342
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many complaints his Department has received from suppliers dissatisfied with the late payment practices of companies that have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 174702 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The Chartered Institute of Credit Management administers the Code on behalf of the Department and therefore also manage the complaints process. The Department does not hold figures on the number of complaints received. If a supplier thinks a business is in breach of the Prompt Payment Code, we encourage them to alert the Code Compliance Board who will investigate and take further action as required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T13:51:15.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T13:51:15.373Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
973343
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star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to encourage businesses to become signatories to the Prompt Payment Code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 174703 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports the Prompt Payment Code as an industry-led and voluntary set of best-practice principles. We work closely with the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), who administer the Code, in encouraging organisations to sign up to the Code. Furthermore, the Department has now launched a call for evidence seeking views on how we can build on the government’s existing late payment policies, including the Prompt Payment Code, to drive an end to late payments.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-10T16:07:26.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-10T16:07:26.737Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this