FSB’s mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. They work tirelessly to protect and promote the interests of the UK’s 5.8 million self-employed individuals and small businesses. By providing benefits, advice and a powerful voice heard in government, they have been instrumental in stopping the scourge of late payments and strongly believe that everyone deserves to be paid on time.
Good business is getting paid today, not tomorrow
Calling small businesses across the UK to join us
Waiting for payment handicaps the UK’s economy
It can take 90 days or more for a small business to get paid by larger corporates. During this time, we are using valuable cash resources to pay for people, materials, shipping and all the related costs of running a business. On top of this, we have to spend time calling customers and chasing payment: have they received our invoice, has it been approved, will it make the pay run?
Ending late payments by paying small businesses sooner will free up cash. Cash to meet the costs of doing business. Cash that, today, often has to be borrowed at premium rates from banks and other sources.
If you believe in doing the right thing by small businesses or would like to see companies such as your own have more choice as to when you receive invoice payment, please add your voice and join the movement.
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Payment Performance Reports
We use data published by the government and combined it with surveys and feedback to give you easy to use charts and metrics on the payment performance of many large UK businesses. Just search for a company name to see their results.
Movers and Shakers
Who is improving (reducing) their average time to pay, and who is getting worse?
Our charts show the biggest changes using each company’s last two reports.
Companies that have reduced their days-to-pay the most across their last two reports
|#||Company||Average days to pay||Change (days)||ID|
|1||GERMAN SWEDISH & FRENCH CAR PARTS LIMITED||5||-70||03896059|
|2||CMGRP MARKETING SERVICES LIMITED||13||-62||01306069|
|3||HUSTLE DIGITAL LTD||11||-54||09301204|
|4||AUTONOMY SYSTEMS LIMITED||27||-50||03063054|
|5||CAIRN ENERGY HYDROCARBONS LIMITED||29||-45||SC172470|
|6||ARJO WIGGINS FINE PAPERS LIMITED||30||-45||00961440|
|7||RWE RENEWABLES UK HUMBER WIND LIMITED||22||-42||04899318|
|8||BRADY P&C LIMITED||0||-42||10935300|
|9||INFOR (UNITED KINGDOM) LIMITED||35||-42||02766416|
|11||RWE RENEWABLES UK ROBIN RIGG EAST LIMITED||28||-40||03568724|
|12||IGNIS INVESTMENT SERVICES LIMITED||13||-39||SC101825|
|14||BARING INVESTMENT SERVICES LIMITED||4||-39||02259590|
|15||MEDIACOM NORTH LIMITED||38||-38||03207931|
|17||FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER LLP||31||-36||OC334789|
|18||GO PLANT LIMITED||32||-35||03121752|
|19||CLYDESDALE FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED||22||-35||02901725|
|20||BASELL UK HOLDINGS LIMITED||27||-35||03053549|
Companies that have increased their days-to-pay the most across their last two reports
|#||Company||Days to pay||Change (days)||ID|
|1||HILTON WORLDWIDE LIMITED||67||57||SC022163|
|2||BUREAU VERITAS SOLUTIONS MARINE & OFFSHORE LIMITED||79||55||SC380777|
|3||GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION UK LIMITED||76||51||05571739|
|6||HABERDASHERS' ASKE'S FEDERATION TRUST||69||47||02535091|
|7||CWBC PROPERTIES (BP1) LIMITED||79||44||04610749|
|9||PEARL GROUP HOLDINGS (NO. 1) LIMITED||77||43||03524909|
|10||CANTERBURY OF NEW ZEALAND LIMITED||65||43||06931046|
|11||REPUBLIC.COM RETAIL LIMITED||66||42||08248997|
|12||VALUE RETAIL PLC||74||42||02782532|
|13||BRS GOLF LIMITED||54||42||NI606497|
|14||LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT LIMITED||74||39||02065958|
|15||CEGA GROUP SERVICES LIMITED||56||38||01303318|
|16||RHOMBI HOLDINGS LIMITED||47||37||07678650|
|17||FIRST SENTIER INVESTORS (UK) FUNDS LIMITED||51||37||02294743|
|19||NICHOLAS ASSOCIATES GROUP LIMITED||77||37||03606174|
|20||FRESH TRADING LIMITED||53||37||03720071|
The movement is growing, and a number of organisations have joined as supporters. We are proud to have their backing in our mission to end the scourge of slow payments through technology enablers and better practices.
The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses across the economy, large and small, from all parts of the UK. We believe that business has the power to do good. To make a difference. When the economy booms, society prospers, and every business plays a part in protecting and growing that economy. They create opportunities, build, innovate and cultivate a better future for the next generation.
We help firms of all sizes to achieve more. We believe it’s our relationships with others that lead us to achieve goals beyond those we could ever achieve alone. We’re the only organisation that helps British businesses to build relationships on every level, in every region and nation of the UK and beyond.
The Institute of Directors is a non-party political organisation, whose membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum. They represent the interests of members and of the business community to encourage and foster a climate favourable to entrepreneurial activity and wealth creation. They have long campaigned around the issue of late payments and the creation of a more responsible payment culture.
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