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FSB calls for late payment reforms

Poor payment ‘affects 80% of small businesses’.

Construction industry warned about late payment rules

Late-paying companies could lose out on government contracts.

Government to protect cash payments

Cashless trend hurts SMEs, FSB says.

Apprenticeship levy funds transfer limit rises to 25%

Big employers can support smaller employers with training needs.

Government contractors urged to pay suppliers on time

New prompt payment rules take effect from autumn.

MPs call for ‘structural break-up’ of Big Four

Committee proposes reforms to the audit industry.

Government urged to act quickly on late payments

Initiatives so far have been ‘ineffective’, committee says.

Auto-enrolment passes 10m milestone

Workplace pension scheme hailed as 'extraordinary success story'.

Government publishes self-employed pensions paper

Only 32% self-employed people currently save for retirement.

Government introduces new prompt payment initiative

Late-paying companies could be excluded from public contracts.