Can I Claim VAT Relief on Bad Debt?

Finally resigning yourself to writing off a bad debt can be a wrench. Not being paid for the hard work you have put into providing your goods or services can feel unfair and unjustified. But, did you know that if you’re a VAT registered business then you can claim back the VAT that you have […]

My Debt Recovery Hosts Charity Golf Day in Support of The UK Sepsis Trust

Charity Golf Day - The UK Sepsis Trust.

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, we have decided to postpone our Charity Golf Day until 2021. An announcement will be made once we have a new date. My Debt Recovery are hosting their second charity golf day in support of The UK Sepsis Trust. We host this event bi-annually and our very first golf […]

Late payments are impacting on the mental health of small business owners

Late Payments - Mental Health

New research published on 20th January 2020 has found that late payments are impacting on the mental health of SME business owners. This latest research was conducted by Pay.UK who run Bacs Direct Credit and Direct Debit payment services. So what did the research find? 26% of SME business owners stress about late payments when […]

New Bill introduced to crack down on late payments

New Bill introduced to crack down on late payments

Last week saw the introduction of a new Private Members’ Bill to address the issue of late payments, following the failure of the Aldous Bill last year. The driving force behind the Bill, Lord Mendelsohn, commented: “Late payment is crippling small businesses while the UK economy is crying out for investment. By failing to tackle […]

SMEs in the UK are currently wasting 900,000 hours per day chasing late payments

SMEs in the UK are currently wasting 900,000 hours per day

In December 2019, Tide (a business account provider) surveyed 1,000 executive level staff within SMEs based in the UK, to analyse their use of time during their work day. The study found: SMEs across the UK are chasing more than £50bn in late payments On average, SMEs were chasing five outstanding invoices at any one […]

Small businesses are wasting a week chasing late payments

Chasing Late Payments

In a recent report commissioned by Intuit QuickBooks, it was found that small businesses in the UK are spending on average more than one working week chasing late payments. The study of 500 small businesses found that SMEs spend 56.4 million hours a year looking for overdue and late payments, with most of this being […]

If one thing is for certain, it’s that uncertainty is no good for British business

uncertainty is no good for British business

Dare we use the B word? Better not! With time ticking, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the UK’s current financial landscape, doesn’t know how to cope with the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU. Nobody or business can realistically predict how worldwide markets might react once we have left, but research published […]

Improved payment times reported within construction industry

construction site with cranes

Improved payment times reported within the construction industry Build UK recently reported that its members have reduced the average amount of time taken to pay invoices. For the last year, Build UK have been publishing data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance. The latest figures show a reduction of 5 days, bringing […]