Written Question: Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises

8th February 2018

On 15 January, I tabled a written question with the UK Government asking what their target was for making payments to small and medium sized enterprises and what percentage of payments to SMEs were made within that time in 2017.

An answer is considered late if it is given two weeks after being tabled. It is now over three weeks.

I have since had to table another question to remind the Minister of their duties. I hope the UK Government has nothing to hide.

Cash flow problems are far more frequent and have a greater effect on SMEs than larger organisation. It is essential that larger organisations, the UK Government included, meet their targets and ensure those providing goods and services are paid for in a timely manner.