SBC late payments survey

Closed 7 Jan 2022

Opened 20 Oct 2021


The Office of the Small Business Commissioner has a remit across late payments and changing the culture of late payments in the UK. Small firms complain about late payments as one of their top concerns and cite them as the reason they are in debt. 

We’d like you to answer a few questions to get a clearer picture, if possible, of how small firm growth and productivity is being held back by poor payment practices. Your insight would be invaluable and will help to influence our wider thinking when it comes to payment issues.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)


  • Economic growth
  • Starting a business