Small business commissioner – Late payment Tsar appointed

Small business commissioner – Late payment Tsar appointed

The appointment of the father-of-three from Birmingham marks an important step toward ensuring small businesses have the support they need to thrive and grow – a central tenet of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. As Commissioner, Mr Uppal will lead an independent office tasked with empowering small businesses. The role will be crucial to supporting small […]

Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims

Aims of the protocol and who it applies to: On 1st October 2017 it became a requirement for any business including sole traders and public bodies, to adhere to a new Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims. This means that all businesses must carry out a stringent process prior to submitting a legal claim for an […]

The use of well managed outsourced credit control maintains cash flow and reduces the need for debt recovery

The service is carried out entirely in your brand by your named experienced credit controller(s). Whilst many of our competitors use remote workers, all of Sterling’s staff work from our service centre under a team leader and service manager. Cover for absence is provided in each team so the service runs each week consistently without […]

Duty To Report – tackling late payment

We can assist you collecting late payments from your clients, the penalties which the debtors may incur should deter them from doing so again. Don’t leave late payment too late before reacting. Cash flow problems as a result of not acting quickly can seriously damage your business. Keeping a tight rein on invoice collections from the […]

Scale-Up Taskforce to identify barriers to small business growth is launched

A ‘scale-up’ is an enterprise that is experiencing significant growth rates in employees and turnover, over a number of years. By examining scale-ups, the taskforce’s aim is to increase the number of businesses maximising opportunities available to achieve their full growth potential, which will in turn feed into the government’s Industrial Strategy. Small Business Minister […]

Sterling become Approved Suppliers to The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (arc)

ARC – The Association of Recruitment Consultancies has approved Sterling as a supplier. Sterling work on a no-win, no-fee basis with no up-front charges. In the majority of cases we are able to add late payment interest, fees and recovery costs to the debt meaning that the debtor effectively covers our fee. We are particularly […]

British SMEs are owed more than £586billion in outstanding invoices

The following is an excerpt from a recent report published by Lloyds. Whilst there are an array of invoice financing options open to businesses, they are at a cost and as our clients find, not all invoices are financed – that’s when they look for risk free no upfront payment solutions such as debt recovery, to […]

Small Business Minister & Prompt Payment

New measures to support the Prompt Payment Code have been confirmed. New measures to support the Prompt Payment Code have been confirmed in a letter sent to signatories of the code from Small Business Minister, Margot James and Philip King, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). More than 1,800 firms are […]

Businesses and individuals seeking money owed to them are being priced out of court

Businesses and individuals are being priced out of court, warns the Bar Council, as figures from the Registry Trust show a 19 per cent drop in county court judgments against businesses in the first half of 2016. Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, said: “The courts risk becoming out of bounds for many as […]

Late payment and other business failures cause over 1-in-5 corporate insolvencies

At least one fifth of UK corporate insolvencies in the past year were caused by late payment or the insolvency of another company, according to new research by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. A survey of the insolvency profession reveals that late payment for goods or services was a primary or major cause of […]