[Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] — Late Payments (SMEs)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 14th September 2011.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth 9:30 am, 14th September 2011

Yes, a whole range of factors affect small businesses and their viability. No doubt one of those is the transactional costs being passed on to small businesses. SMEs are being affected not only in their cash flow but in their ability to get additional financing from banks.