The trickle-down effects of Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Posted Posted in Autumn Statement, Bibby Financial Services, Devolution, Enterprise Bill, Small Business Conciliation Service, Uncategorized

To an outside observer, the SME agenda may seem noticeably absent from this year’s Autumn Statement. But read through the details of Osborne’s statement and we find that actually there are a range of measures that will directly impact the small business owner. Although the Government may see the Commissioner and the Small Business Conciliation Service as its crowning achievements, their broader agenda on devolution, infrastructure and empowerment of the regions could go some way […]

A change in supply-chain culture is needed to address the problem of late payment

Posted Posted in Blog, David Postings

Late payment has been a barrier to growth for UK businesses for decades, in some cases threatening their survival. Putting this issue into context, in February, Bacs Payment Schemes (Bacs) reported that in excess of £32 billion is owned to SMEs in the UK. Larger businesses are often blamed for the havoc this wreaks on SMEs, but are they really to blame? Sadly, the answer is frequently yes. As an example, in January it was […]