Do you ever find it difficult to get paid on time? Have you ever put off taking action about a debt because you were unsure how to handle it? Have you ever ended up writing off a bad debt? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then taking action now before these incidences snowball, could help to protect your cash flow and your business.
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Debt collectors or debt collection agencies are usually hired by creditors to recover money they are owed for goods or services. The majority of collectors and agencies are legitimate, ethical and honest and work within a strict set of guidelines and codes of conduct. However, the problem of bogus or scam debt collectors is becoming […]
It’s a new month and for a lot of companies and that means time should be spent chasing unpaid invoices that were due at the end of last month. However, this is not always the case. Other things get in the way, new work comes in, meetings are arranged, other admin takes priority and suddenly […]
The UK’s haulage industry is facing some major concerns at the moment with many fearful that the situation may worsen post Brexit. The productivity and competitiveness of the UK economy is dependent upon having an efficient road haulage sector and road infrastructure that works for all users. Everything we eat, drink and wear depends on […]
Tough new rules, first introduced by the Cabinet Office in November 2018, have come into force this month. The new rules mean that all government suppliers must pay 95% of their invoices within 60 days or run the risk of being excluded from the opportunity to bid for lucrative, taxpayer-funded government contracts. Federation of Small […]
Turbulent times The current turbulent political landscape is having a detrimental effect on the confidence of UK businesses and consumers. Recent surveys indicate that August saw a dip in confidence for both businesses and consumers with confidence draining away as the Brexit crisis deepens. Consumer confidence A survey of consumer confidence from market research company […]
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation around the work done by debt collection agencies and they have not always had a good time in the press. But is it really a murky business full of cowboy companies getting money back by any means necessary? The short answer is no. Debt collection agencies are […]
The economy has shown a mixed picture recently with wages, excluding bonuses, rising at their fastest annual pace since 2008 between March and May combined with a slowdown in employment growth suggesting a loss of momentum in the labour market. The good news was the unexpected rise in retail sales in June, reversing the fall seen in May. However, economists have said that the uncertainty that still surrounds when Brexit will happen and crucially, what form it will take, is likely to slow down spending in the coming months
There are many reasons why SMEs fail to recover money they are owed; a lack of time, a lack of the skills and expertise needed to successfully recover the debt, embarrassment at approaching clients for the money and a genuine fear of alienating their clients and losing out on possible future work. These are all understandable reasons but not having money you are owed for goods or services you have provided puts your business in danger.