Late Payments 2019 proved to be a difficult year on many fronts for businesses. Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of Brexit, changes in leadership, the 3rd general election in 4 years, a contraction in manufacturing and housing growth and the collapse of another large, high profile company, Thomas Cook, all made for a turbulent year. One […]
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Starting a new business can be both exciting and scary; it’s a huge achievement to get a business off the ground but can be difficult to maintain. Every business will face hardships and struggles no matter the size of the organisation, and here we look at some of the toughest challenges for new businesses to […]
At Daniels Silverman we have compiled a list of the steps you should be taking to ensure that you are paid what you owed. Do your research: if a larger company has sub-contracted work to you and it is worth a lot of money, research the company. Are they known to be unreliable payers? Ask […]
Sadly, a lot of resolutions fall by the wayside before we have even entered February. There are steps you can take to be more in control of your businesses’ financial situation that are realistic and so more easily kept as resolutions. Small steps can lead to big change if they are routinely implemented.
Once an invoice becomes overdue, the likelihood of successfully collecting that invoices decreases the older that debt becomes.
Almost a third (31%) of SMEs have experienced late payments costing their business at least £10,000 in the last 12 months according to research released by Hitachi Capital UK recently. More worrying are the figures released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) which states that 50,000 smaller firms go under every year due to late-paying clients. The FSB estimate that the cost to the economy in the UK is as much as £2.5 billion.
What options do businesses have when their invoices aren’t paid on time and become debt?
Christmas is now upon us, the festive displays are up in the shops, the adverts are coming thick and fast and the first lot of office Christmas parties are already happening. While it is the season of good cheer, it is also the season of high stress for a lot of business owners. The invoices […]
Why turn to a professional debt collection agency? You may think that there aren’t compelling enough reasons to partner with a collection agency, after all you have in-house staff who can try and chase unpaid invoices, why use a professional? However, if you have overdue invoices and are struggling what your next move should be, […]
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 […]
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 […]