Operators should soon be able to see how promptly large firms pay their bills under government proposals announced last week designed to name and shame businesses that “ride roughshod over their suppliers”. Increased transparency will, according to the government, enable smaller businesses to compare larger firms’ average payment times and the proportion of invoices paid late. It will also allow firms to evaluate the length of time a company opts to pay its bills, such as within 30 days, more […]
Hargreaves Services has purchased civil engineering and earth moving group Pryor, after the latter was placed into administration.
Proposals to grant business groups the power to challenge unfair payment terms on behalf of their members are being considered by the government.
The FTA has welcomed proposals from local government secretary Eric Pickles that would give businesses the power to force a review of local parking restrictions they are unhappy with. Under the proposals, which went to consultation earlier this month, individuals or businesses would be able to force a council review of parking rules and enforcement by raising a petition signed by at least 50 people, or at least 10% of the residents or businesses in the affected local area. Councils […]