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Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Business: Standards ( 8 Mar 2024)

Kevin Hollinrake: ...that the drive to get businesses paying on time, paying its staff the living wage, and making businesses more sustainable doesn’t just come from the Government. I am keen that organisations like the Office of the Small Business Commissioner work with the Good Business Charter to help tackle late payments and help our Small Businesses grow.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Commissioner (20 Jan 2023)

Seema Malhotra: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of business (a) awareness of and (b) satisfaction with the Office of the Small Business Commissioner.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Commissioner: Complaints (17 Jan 2023)

Seema Malhotra: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many complaints have been (a) received and (b) resolved by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner in each year since it was founded.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Billing (26 Sep 2022)

Dean Russell: ...small businesses resolve late payment issues. The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 gives businesses a right to statutory interest and debt recovery costs if not paid on time. The office of the Small Business Commissioner addresses complaints by small business suppliers about payment related issues with larger businesses. The Commissioner also provides general advice and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Commissioner ( 5 Sep 2022)

Seema Malhotra: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Office of the Small Business Commissioner team has recouped in late payments since December 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Billing ( 5 Apr 2022)

Lord Callanan: The Prompt Payment Code is a voluntary code administered by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner on behalf of BEIS. It is not compulsory for businesses to become Code signatories.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government and NHS Trusts: Billing (28 Jul 2021)

Lord True: The Office of the Small Business Commissioner administers the Prompt Payment Code (the Code) on behalf of BEIS. The Office of the Small Business Commissioner is an independent public body set up by Government under the Enterprise Act 2016. The Code is a voluntary code of practice which any private or public sector organisation may sign up to. If an organisation chooses to sign up to the Code,...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Supporting Small Businesses in the Supply Chains: Supporting Small Businesses in the Supply Chains (28 Jun 2021)

Sadiq Khan: ...must pay smaller businesses in their supply chain on time. Transport for London (who pay the GLA’s suppliers on our behalf) have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code. The Code, established by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner, commits TfL to pay suppliers promptly, and provides suppliers with clear guidance. I encourage other businesses to sign up to the Code, joining TfL and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Billing (12 Mar 2020)

Paul Scully: ...period is agreed) within 30 days. It also establishes maximum 30 day payment terms for transactions with public authorities. We will shortly be consulting on the merits of extending the powers of the Office of the Small Business Commissioner to intervene and advocate for small businesses, with less than 50 employees, in payment disputes with a larger business (50 or more employees).

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Billing ( 5 Mar 2020)

Lord Callanan: ...the companies reinstated to the Prompt Payment Code will remain under review. The administration of the Code will shortly be transferred to Office of the Small Business Commissioner. Post-transfer, the Office of the Small Business Commissioner will continue to challenge signatories to the Code if their Payment Practice Reporting data suggests that their practices are not compliant with the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Billing (20 Jun 2018)

James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has consulted industry representatives on placing the powers on the prompt payment code within the Office of the Small Business Commissioner.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carillion: Insolvency ( 1 May 2018)

Lord Mendelsohn: To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional resources they will provide the Office of the Small Business Commissioner to support small business suppliers affected by the collapse of Carillion.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Commissioner (27 Nov 2017)

Margot James: Any business can use the information and guidance provided by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner. For the complaints service, the specifications are set out in the Small Business Commissioner (Scope and Scheme) 2017 regulations, under which businesses with fewer than 50 employees will be eligible to submit a complaint.According to data on business population estimates published by...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Complaints (20 Nov 2017)

Lord Henley: ...for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy has not received any complaints from small businesses that would be in scope of the proposed Small Business Commissioner’s complaints handling service. The office of the Small Business Commissioner has received two enquiries on behalf of small businesses, neither of which would be in scope of the proposed complaints handling service. Secondary...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Commissioner (31 Jan 2017)

Paul Monaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on establishing the office of the Small Business Commissioner.

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: New Clause 15 - Review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (25 Feb 2016)

Alan Brown: ...hon. Member for Sefton Central. As we know, this Bill introduces the small business commissioner, which obviously  has cross-party support. Amendments have been tabled that we thought might give the office of the small business commissioner more teeth, to allow it to work more efficiently on behalf of those it will represent. Obviously the amendments have not been accepted today, but...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (25 Feb 2016)

Alan Brown: ...the hon. Member for Sefton Central. As we know, this Bill introduces the small business commissioner, which obviously has cross-party support. Amendments have been tabled that we thought might give the office of the small business commissioner more teeth, to allow it to work more efficiently on behalf of those it will represent. Obviously the amendments have not been accepted today, but...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 - Review of Commissioner’s performance (11 Feb 2016)

..., not confined to one Department. It seeks to ensure all the benefits to small business, jobs and the wider economy that we should all have in mind as we seek to develop this legislation and create the office of the small business commissioner.

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Review of Commissioner’s performance (11 Feb 2016)

Bill Esterson: ..., not confined to one Department. It seeks to ensure all the benefits to small business, jobs and the wider economy that we should all have in mind as we seek to develop this legislation and create the office of the small business commissioner.

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Enquiry into, consideration and determination of complaints ( 9 Feb 2016)

Bill Esterson: ...relevant to an investigation form a crucial part of what the Australian commissioner does—note that that includes the public as well as the private sector. That is an important reminder that as the office of the small business commissioner in this country develops, the opportunity to continue to learn from the very best practices in the world remains available. The amendments are probing...


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